• Evaluation of brodifacoum against house murids of Garhwal Himalaya (India)

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    • Keywords


      Brodifacoum; murids; Rattus rattus ; Mus musculus ; bait; pre-baiting

    • Abstract


      Brodifacoum (WBA 8119) was tested at various concentrations (0·02, 0·01, 0·005, 0·0025 and 0·00125%) by choice tests in laboratory against house murids vizRattus rattus gangutrianus Hinton andMus musculus Linnaeus of Garhwal Himalaya. It was fairly acceptable and produced 100% mortality of both the target species at all levels of its concentrations except at 0·00125% level causing 83·3% mortality inRattus rattus gangutrianus and 100% inMus musculus. The mean period of mortality is increased with the decrease in the concentration, the range being 3–17 days. In house trial a short exposure of 1-night of moist brodifacoum (0·0025%) bait after pre-baiting for 3-nights produced 100% murids mortality which was significantly (P<0·01) higher than that achieved in a similar trial with dry brodifacoum bait.

    • Author Affiliations


      C Sheikher1 N Ahmad2 S S Guraya2

      1. Department of Zoology, Rajendra Agricultural University, Pusa, Samastipur - 848 125, India
      2. Department of Zoology, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana - 141 004, India
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