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Behavioral changes in Japanese quails exposed to predicted environmentally relevant abamectin concentrations.
Sci Total Environ. 2018 Sep 15; 636:1553-1564.ST

Abstract

Abamectin (ABA) toxicity in fish, amphibian and mammals was already proven, but its effect on birds is almost unknown. Thus, the aim of our study is to assess the impact of exposure to water with ABA for 40 days at predicted environmentally relevant concentrations on the behavior of female Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica). The three following experimental groups (n = 10 each) were set: "control", quails exposed to drinking water, without ABA, "EC1x" and "EC1000x" (0.31 mg a.i./L and 310.0 a.i./L, respectively; via commercial formulation Kraft® 36EC). The open field test showed anxiolytic response in birds exposed to ABA. These birds did not show locomotor changes or aggressive behavior in the aggressiveness test. Quails exposed to the pesticide did not react to the introduction of an object in the experimental box during the object recognition test, and it suggested perception deficit due to ABA. Moreover, these birds did not recognize the cat (Felix catus) and the vocalization of a hawk (Rupornis magnirostris) as potential predatory threats. These responses also suggest anti-predatory behavior deficit due to the pesticide. Thus, our study is pioneer in showing that water with ABA, at tested concentrations, influences the behavior of C. coturnix japonica, as well as in highlighting the potential impacts of this pesticide on this group of birds.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Post-Graduation Program in Conservation of Cerrado Natural Resources, Goiano Federal Institute of Education, Sciences and Technology - Urutaí Campus, GO, Brazil.Post-Graduation Program in Conservation of Cerrado Natural Resources, Goiano Federal Institute of Education, Sciences and Technology - Urutaí Campus, GO, Brazil.Post-Graduation Program in Conservation of Cerrado Natural Resources, Goiano Federal Institute of Education, Sciences and Technology - Urutaí Campus, GO, Brazil.Post-Graduation Program in Conservation of Cerrado Natural Resources, Goiano Federal Institute of Education, Sciences and Technology - Urutaí Campus, GO, Brazil.Post-Graduation Program in Conservation of Cerrado Natural Resources, Goiano Federal Institute of Education, Sciences and Technology - Urutaí Campus, GO, Brazil.Post-Graduation Program in Conservation of Cerrado Natural Resources, Goiano Federal Institute of Education, Sciences and Technology - Urutaí Campus, GO, Brazil.Post-Graduation Program in Conservation of Cerrado Natural Resources, Goiano Federal Institute of Education, Sciences and Technology - Urutaí Campus, GO, Brazil.Post-Graduation Program in Conservation of Cerrado Natural Resources, Goiano Federal Institute of Education, Sciences and Technology - Urutaí Campus, GO, Brazil. Electronic address: guilherme@nupeb.ufop.br.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29913616

Citation

de Faria, Denise Braga Gomes, et al. "Behavioral Changes in Japanese Quails Exposed to Predicted Environmentally Relevant Abamectin Concentrations." The Science of the Total Environment, vol. 636, 2018, pp. 1553-1564.
de Faria DBG, Montalvão MF, Chagas TQ, et al. Behavioral changes in Japanese quails exposed to predicted environmentally relevant abamectin concentrations. Sci Total Environ. 2018;636:1553-1564.
de Faria, D. B. G., Montalvão, M. F., Chagas, T. Q., Araújo, A. P. C., Souza, J. M., Mendes, B. O., Rodrigues, A. S. L., & Malafaia, G. (2018). Behavioral changes in Japanese quails exposed to predicted environmentally relevant abamectin concentrations. The Science of the Total Environment, 636, 1553-1564. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2018.04.293
de Faria DBG, et al. Behavioral Changes in Japanese Quails Exposed to Predicted Environmentally Relevant Abamectin Concentrations. Sci Total Environ. 2018 Sep 15;636:1553-1564. PubMed PMID: 29913616.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Behavioral changes in Japanese quails exposed to predicted environmentally relevant abamectin concentrations. AU - de Faria,Denise Braga Gomes, AU - Montalvão,Mateus Flores, AU - Chagas,Thales Quintão, AU - Araújo,A P C, AU - Souza,J M de, AU - Mendes,B O, AU - Rodrigues,A S L, AU - Malafaia,Guilherme, Y1 - 2018/05/09/ PY - 2018/02/27/received PY - 2018/04/21/revised PY - 2018/04/22/accepted PY - 2018/6/20/entrez PY - 2018/6/20/pubmed PY - 2018/8/11/medline KW - Animal behavior KW - Birds KW - Environmental toxicology KW - Pesticide SP - 1553 EP - 1564 JF - The Science of the total environment JO - Sci. Total Environ. VL - 636 N2 - Abamectin (ABA) toxicity in fish, amphibian and mammals was already proven, but its effect on birds is almost unknown. Thus, the aim of our study is to assess the impact of exposure to water with ABA for 40 days at predicted environmentally relevant concentrations on the behavior of female Japanese quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica). The three following experimental groups (n = 10 each) were set: "control", quails exposed to drinking water, without ABA, "EC1x" and "EC1000x" (0.31 mg a.i./L and 310.0 a.i./L, respectively; via commercial formulation Kraft® 36EC). The open field test showed anxiolytic response in birds exposed to ABA. These birds did not show locomotor changes or aggressive behavior in the aggressiveness test. Quails exposed to the pesticide did not react to the introduction of an object in the experimental box during the object recognition test, and it suggested perception deficit due to ABA. Moreover, these birds did not recognize the cat (Felix catus) and the vocalization of a hawk (Rupornis magnirostris) as potential predatory threats. These responses also suggest anti-predatory behavior deficit due to the pesticide. Thus, our study is pioneer in showing that water with ABA, at tested concentrations, influences the behavior of C. coturnix japonica, as well as in highlighting the potential impacts of this pesticide on this group of birds. SN - 1879-1026 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29913616/Behavioral_changes_in_Japanese_quails_exposed_to_predicted_environmentally_relevant_abamectin_concentrations_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0048-9697(18)31471-2 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -