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Rodent pests and their control.

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Description

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 ...

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Chapter 15 (Page no: 315)

Ethics in rodent control.

This chapter focuses on ethical practice in rodent control. It provides up-to-date and scientifically supported information on pain, stress, emotional status and empathy in rodents, as well as knowledge on the available models, from various sources, for implementing humane management strategies and assessing the humaneness of rodent control methods. The concept of integrated pest management (IPM) is touched upon, as well as what is currently missing in that approach for the implementation of fully humane pest management strategies. Conclusions and some directions are provided to enable movement towards a more humane approach to rodent pest control.

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: 9 (Page no: 187) Resistance to anticoagulant rodenticides. Author(s): Pelz, H. J. Prescott, C. V.
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: 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
  • Dutch Society for the Protection of Animals, The Hague, Netherlands.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2015
  • ISBN
  • 9781845938178
  • Record Number
  • 20153154925