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Avian Toxicology

Since its founding, EAG has developed into the largest and most respected avian toxicology laboratory in the world. Our scientists have unparalleled skill in performing avian acute and reproduction studies, as well as the ability to develop and conduct specialty studies designed to meet client-specific needs. In addition to commonly tested species, such as northern bobwhite, Japanese quail (Coturnix), mallard, zebra finch and canary, we perform studies with other species such as chickens, pheasants, house sparrows, pigeons and partridge.

  • Acute oral toxicity – including sequential LD50s
  • Subacute dietary toxicity studies – including passerines
  • Pathogenicity and toxicity studies for the testing of biopesticides
  • Food avoidance/repellency studies with treated seeds and granules
  • Reproduction studies (over 500 conducted)
  • Adjusted designs to address specific risk assessment issues
  • Studies to screen and/or test for potential endocrine effects
  • Multi-generation reproduction studies with endocrine endpoints
  • Hen delayed neurotoxicity studies
  • Poultry feeding and metabolism studies
  • Residue and metabolism studies in avian species
  • Chemistry support
  • Custom designed studies