A variety of agricultural insecticide products are utilised daily to control insects in crops as well as in our homes and gardens. Various products are also registered for the control of external parasites on dogs, cats, horses and livestock. A range of chemical active ingredients, including organophosphates and carbamates, are included in products for agricultural and household as well as in flea collars and other topical tick and flea control products.
Misuse and overexposure result in animals and humans being poisoned. Many pet animals are targeted annually and die as a result of toxin misuse for criminal intent such as house breaking and theft.
Carbamates and organophosphates are related toxins that affect the nervous systems of animals and humans, interfering with conduction of impulses to the heart, muscle and intestinal tract.
Read more here on what these toxins look like, precautions, signs of poisoning, how should a poisoned animal be handled, what treatment is required, how should contaminated material be disposed of and how poisoning can be prevented.
|Bayer Animal Health||0119215740|
|Nashua Pesticide Helpline||0828206223|
|EMS (Emergency Medical Services)||08001119900|
|Tygerberg Poison & Drug Information Centre||0219316129|
|Griffon Poison Information Centre||0824468946|
|South African Poison Information Centre||0861555777|
|Rapid Spill Response 24h||0861113467|
|Bossies Community Justice||0825675212|
Reference: Bayer HealthCare