European legislation requires testing of parasiticides using, among others, dung beetles (see OECD guidance document 122). Currently, Aphodius constans, a dweller species, has been approved as a test species for residues in dung. However, results of tests using A. constans may not be relevant for tunneler species. Therefore, an international ring test using a species of the genus Onthophagus, has been started. This ring test is organized by ECT on behalf the SETAC advisory group DOTTS (Dung Organism Toxicity Test Standardization). Final results are expected for the end of 2015.
ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH was founded as a privately owned, independent enterprise in 1993, and joined the SynTech Research Group in November 2021.
In compliance with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), we perform standardised ecotoxicological tests in the laboratory as well as at semi-field and field level.
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ECT Oekotoxikologie GmbH
Böttgerstraße 2 – 14
65439 Flörsheim am Main
Phone: +49 6145 9564-0
Fax: +49 6145 9564-99