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E857-87* Standard Practice for Conducting Subacute Dietary Toxicity Tests with Avian Species

Copyright 1997 AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR TESTING AND MATERIALS, West Conshohocken, PA. All rights reserved.

1. Scope

1.1 This practice describes a procedure for determining the subacute dietary toxicity of a test substance administered to birds in their daily diet. The LC50 value time to mortality and slope of the dose response curve may also be derived.

1.2 This practice is applicable to substances that can be mixed uniformly into the diet.

1.3 This practice is intended primarily to be used with the young of the following species: northern bobwhite ( Colinus virginianus ), Japanese quail ( Coturnix japonica ), mallard ( Anas platyrhynchos ), and ring-necked pheasant ( Phasianus colchicus ). Other species or age groups, for example, with wild-trapped birds, may be used with appropriate husbandry modifications to the practice.

1.4 This standard may involve hazardous materials, operations, and equipment. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety problems associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use. For specific precautionary statements see Section 6.

*Appears in - Linder, et al Evaluation of Terrestrial Indicators for Use in Ecological Assassments at Hazardous Waste Sites. EPA//600/R-92/183 September 1992, TA1.10

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