Toxicosis with an anticoagulant rodenticide was suspected because its mate had died 1 day earlier from possible brodifacoum
It confirms that New Zealanders can have a high degree of confidence in the safeguards on the use of poisons like 1080 and brodifacoum
, and the evidence on which their use is based.
The bait in-take, external and internal pathological symptoms were similar as has been described for warfarin and brodifacoum
A restricted-use rodenticide, Brodifacoum
25-D Conservation (EPA Registration 5622837), was applied island wide on 2 application dates, 18 Mar and 9 Apr 2016.
Ranging behavior of forest-dwelling ship rats, Rattus rattus, and effects of poisoning with brodifacoum
, a second-generation anticoagulant rodenticide also identified in this eagle, has been found in golden eagles (10) and could induce sublethal effects and immunosuppression.
Second-generation products, including brodifacoum
, bromadiolone, difenacoum and difethialone, are faster acting, typically causing death after a single feeding, Dr.
Toxicological effects of brodifacoum
and food energy inhibitor on some physiological parameters in house rats (Rattus rattus).
Second-generation products such as brodifacoum
, difethialone and bromadiolone are more toxic than first-generation products such as warfarin, diphacinone and chlorophacinone, and can kill a rodent after just one dose, and within 48 hours.
Requests to use stronger rodenticides such as Brodifacoum
and Flocoumafen had been denied by the Health and Safety Executive over fears it would also damage the environment and poison others and wildlife too.
1989: Eradication of Norway rats Rattus rattus from Hawea Island, Fjordland, using Brodifacoum
They later came back positive for brodifacoum
, the poison compound found in many "second generation" anticoagulant rat poisons, which are designed to kill in one dose.