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Ecological balance in Mendoza Province threatened by widespread use of copper sulfate, lethal to amphibia



Ecological balance in Mendoza Province threatened by widespread use of copper sulfate, lethal to amphibia



Veterinaria Argentina 8(78): 564, 566



This communication reports that one of the authors, a frog farmer, inadvertently killed all his youngstock by applying copper sulfate at 1 g/5000 litre to kill snails, and suggests that the widespread use of this substance as an agricultural fungicide, especially against Peronospora in vineyards, is responsible for the large decline of wild amphibia, which are important both as controllers of biting insects and as members of the food chain.

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