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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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