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dc.contributor.authorEason, Charlesen
dc.contributor.authorShapiro, Leeen
dc.contributor.authorEason, Candidaen
dc.contributor.authorMacMorran, D.en
dc.contributor.authorRoss, James G.en
dc.date.accessioned2019-09-10T00:38:05Z
dc.date.available2019-08-28en
dc.date.issued2019-08-28en
dc.date.submitted2019-08-14en
dc.identifier.citationEason, C., Shapiro, L., Eason, C., MacMorran, D., & Ross, J. (2019). Diphacinone with cholecalciferol for controlling possums and ship rats. New Zealand Journal of Zoology. doi:10.1080/03014223.2019.1657473en
dc.identifier.issn0301-4223en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/10929
dc.description.abstractPotent second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides such as brodifacoum have been used as more effective alternatives to first-generation anticoagulants, such as warfarin. A combination of diphacinone at 0.005% and cholecalciferol at 0.06% produces a slow-acting bait that is effective at killing possums (Trichosurus vulpecula) and rodents. Cage trials with groups of possums and ship rats (Rattus rattus) achieved a mortality of 87% and 86% for possums and ship rats, respectively. Two field trials, each 200 hectares in size, targeting possums, ship rats and mice achieved an average reduction in the abundance of 94% for possums, 94% for ship rats and 80% for mice. The combination of diphacinone and cholecalciferol appears effective and has a favourable risk profile compared with second-generation anticoagulant rodenticides, such as brodifacoum. Approval of this new bait by the New Zealand Environmental Protection Agency was granted in 2018 and final registration obtained from the Ministry of Primary Industries in 2019.en
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealanden
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - Taylor & Francis on behalf of the Royal Society of New Zealand - https://doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2019.1657473en
dc.relation.urihttps://doi.org/10.1080/03014223.2019.1657473en
dc.rights© 2019 The Royal Society of New Zealanden
dc.subjectcholecalciferolen
dc.subjectcombinationen
dc.subjectdiphacinoneen
dc.subjectRattus rattusen
dc.subjecttoxicologyen
dc.subjectTrichosurus vulpeculaen
dc.subjectvertebrate pesticideen
dc.subjectEcologyen
dc.titleDiphacinone with cholecalciferol for controlling possums and ship ratsen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Pest Management and Conservationen
lu.contributor.uniten
lu.contributor.uniten
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/03014223.2019.1657473en
dc.subject.anzsrc050103 Invasive Species Ecologyen
dc.subject.anzsrc0608 Zoologyen
dc.relation.isPartOfNew Zealand Journal of Zoologyen
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/ECOL
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/2018 PBRF Staff group
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
dc.identifier.eissn1175-8821en
lu.identifier.orcid0000-0001-7413-4704


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