Paraquat

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sitta, Mar 12, 2018.

  1. sitta

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    Is paraquat harmful to chickens?
     
  2. It is classified as a viologen, a family of redox-active heterocycles of similar structure. Paraquat was manufactured by Chevron. This salt is one of the most widely used herbicides. It is quick-acting and non-selective, killing green plant tissue on contact. It is also toxic to human beings and animals due to its redox activity, which produces superoxide anions... so yes, it's harmful to chickens.
     

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