STP817: Methods Used in the Field Evaluation of Anticoagulant Rodenticides in India

    Mathur, RP
    Research associate and professor, Coordinating and Monitoring centre for Rodent Research and Training, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur,

    Prakash, I
    Research associate and professor, Coordinating and Monitoring centre for Rodent Research and Training, Central Arid Zone Research Institute, Jodhpur,

    Pages: 6    Published: Jan 1983


    Abstract

    Field evaluation to establish the relative efficacy of three anticoagulant rodenticides for the control of desert rodents was made employing three census methods: active burrow counts, census baiting, and live trapping. The field testing was conducted in three phases: pretreatment population estimation, random placement of the candidate poison baits, and posttreatment population estimation. It is indicated that the burrow count method of population estimation is more reliable than the census baiting and live trapping methods.

    Keywords:

    vertebrate pest control, desert rodents, active burrow count, census baiting, live trapping, Meriones hurrianae, randomized block design, anticoagulants


    Paper ID: STP30187S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.17

    DOI: 10.1520/STP30187S


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