STP752

    Method for Analysis of Rat Acceptance Data Generated in Anticoagulant Bait Bioassays

    Published: Jan 1981


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    Abstract

    A possible method for interpreting data generated in rat free-choice bioassays with anticoagulatn rodenticides is described. The method allows a greater freedom in interpretation of parameters of efficacy but has a slight problem in differences in bait acceptance by male and female rats. Basically, analysis is a simple one-tailed t-test comparing percent bait acceptance with a cutoff point. The use of the method is demonstrated with authentic data developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

    Keywords:

    Rattus norvegicus, test data analysis, efficacy test, vertebrate pest control, anticoagulants, rodenticides, rats


    Author Information:

    Palmateer, SD
    Supervisory biologist, Terrestrial and Aquatic Biology Unit, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Beltsville, Md.


    Paper ID: STP35154S

    Committee/Subcommittee: E35.17

    DOI: 10.1520/STP35154S


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