publication . Article . 2011

Organochlorine insecticide poisoning in Golden Langurs Trachypithecus geei

D.C. Pathak;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jul 2011 Journal: Journal of Threatened Taxa (issn: 0974-7893, eissn: 0974-7907, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Wildlife Information Liaison Development Society
Abstract
Organochlorine insecticide poisoning was recorded in three Golden Langurs (Trachypithecus geei) in Chakrashila Wildlife Sanctuary (CWS) in Kokrajhar district of Assam during the month of December, 2008. The poisoning was due to prolonged ingestion of rubber plant leaves sprayed with the insecticide in a rubber plantation adjacent to the sanctuary. Though no specific gross lesions were observed, histopathologically, centilobular hepatic necrosis, mild renal degeneration, necrotic enteritis, pulmonary congestion and neuronal degeneration were recorded in all three animals.
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
free text keywords: Ecology, QH540-549.5, General. Including nature conservation, geographical distribution, QH1-199.5
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