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Rodent pests and their control.

Book cover for Rodent pests and their control.


This updated 2nd edition, two decades after the publication of the first edition, combines information from the latest scientific research on rodent pests and their control. It includes 19 chapters discussing: the natural history of rodents and preadaptations to pestilence; commensal rodents; rodents in agriculture and forestry; rodents as carriers of disease; non-chemical and non-lethal chemical ...


Chapter 9 (Page no: 187)

Resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides.

This chapter defines anticoagulant rodenticide resistance and reviews its history and genetics in Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus), house mouse (Mus musculus) and other rodent species. The mechanisms of resistance (vitamin K cycle, biochemical resistance), the distribution and occurrence of resistance, and the practical effects of resistance and cross-resistance are described. The detection tests for and management of anticoagulant resistance are discussed.

Other chapters from this book

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) The natural history of rodents: preadaptations to pestilence. Author(s): Macdonald, D. W. Fenn, M. G. P. Gelling, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) Commensal rodents. Author(s): Lund, M.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 33) Rodents in agriculture and forestry. Author(s): Wood, B. J. Singleton, G. R.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 81) Rodents as carriers of disease. Author(s): Battersby, S. A.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 101) Rodent control methods: non-chemical and non-lethal chemical, with special reference to food stores. Author(s): Smith, R. H. Meyer, A. N.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 123) Control methods: chemical. Author(s): Buckle, A. P. Eason, C. T.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 155) The laboratory evaluation of rodenticides. Author(s): Prescott, C. V. Johnson, R. A.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 171) Field evaluation of rodenticides. Author(s): Cowan, D. P. Townsend, M. G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 209) Damage assessment and damage surveys. Author(s): Buckle, A. P.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 231) Rodent control in practice: protection of humans and animal health. Author(s): Meyer, A. N. Kaukeinen, D. E.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 247) Rodent control in practice: temperate field crops and forestry. Author(s): Buckle, A. P. Pelz, H. J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 269) Rodent control in practice: tropical field crops. Author(s): Fall, M. W. Fiedler, L. A.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 295) Sociology and communication of rodent management in developing countries. Author(s): Singleton, G. R. Flor, R. J. B.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 315) Ethics in rodent control. Author(s): Smit, F. J. L.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 330) Environmental impacts of rodenticides. Author(s): Smith, R. H. Shore, R. F.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 346) Monitoring rodenticide residues in wildlife. Author(s): Shore, R. F. Pereira, M. G. Potter, E. D. Walker, L. A.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 366) Rodent control and island conservation. Author(s): Howald, G. Ross, J. Buckle, A. P.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 397) Rodent control: back to the future (the sequel). Author(s): Buckle, A. P. Smith, R. H.

Chapter details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Vertebrate Research Group, Julius Kühn-Institut - Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants, Münster, Germany.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781845938178
  • Record Number
  • 20153154919