Toxicology tests it was probably poisoned by chloralose
- more commonly used to kill mice.
Although it is unknown whether chloralose
affects nitric oxide synthase, it has been used as background anesthesia in many in vivo studies measuring neuronal nitric oxide synthase activity.
derivative of glucose is also prepared easily with choral and acid catalysts such as [H.sub.2]S[O.sub.4] .
And a search of an unlocked shed in the grounds of Whitefield's keeper's cottage revealed a bucket and coffee jar containing Chloralose
, a deadly poison that kills birds by shutting down their nervous systems.
In 2004, Perthshire gamekeeper David Stewart was fined pounds 1,200 for possessing the poison chloralose
, often used to kill golden eagles, kestrels and buzzards.
Under continuous anaesthesia with IV chloralose
alpha, the heart was exposed and AV block followed intraseptal formaldehyde injection.
Stewart, who runs shooting parties, admitted illegally storing alpha chloralose
in his car and Cymag in his unlocked garage.