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Laboratory trials of three anticoagulant rodenticides for use against the Indian field mouse, Mus booduga Gray

  • M. Balasubramanyam (a1), M. J. Christopher (a1) and K. R. Purushotham (a1)

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The efficacy of three anticoagulant rodenticides for use against the Indian field mouse, Mus booduga, was evaluated in the laboratory. The poisons, namely warfarin, bromadiolone and brodifacoum, were all found to be toxic enough at the concentrations normally used against other commensal and field rodents. With brodifacoum (0·00125%), bromadiolone (0·005%) and warfarin (0·025%), 83% of the animals died respectively after 1, 1 and 6 days' feeding. It is suggested that brodifacoum and bromadiolone might be more economical than warfarin for use in practical rodent control.

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Laboratory trials of three anticoagulant rodenticides for use against the Indian field mouse, Mus booduga Gray

  • M. Balasubramanyam (a1), M. J. Christopher (a1) and K. R. Purushotham (a1)

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