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Field Evaluation of Coumatetralyl for the Control of Wild Boar, Sus scrofa cristatus

Field Evaluation of Coumatetralyl for the Control of Wild Boar, Sus scrofa cristatus

Abdul Aziz Khan1,*, Shahid Munir2 and Irfan Ahmed2

1Pakistan Agricultural Research Council, Islamabad, Pakistan
2Vertebrate Pest Management Programme, National Agricultural Research Centre, Park Road, Islamabad, Pakistan

*        Corresponding author: pestwatch360@yahoo.com

ABSTRACT

We evaluated the field efficacy of coumatetralyl maize grain bait (0.0375%) against wild boar population in Fatima Jinnah Park, Islamabad. A total of 1838 kg bait was applied at 32 bait points, out of which 1627 kg was consumed by wild boars during 17 nights. The consumption of bait increased asymptotically and attained peak on the 7th night. The bait in-take, external and internal pathological symptoms were similar as has been described for warfarin and brodifacoum. The bleeding period ranged from 8.06 to 12.94 nights with 13% variation in time. Based upon the total consumption of coumatetralyl bait, 400-450 wild boars were estimated as killed during the operation. The results of the study showed that coumatetralyl is a promising and potential alternate to sodium flouroacetate compound (1080) for managing wild boar populations in diverse environments.
 

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Pakistan Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 51, Iss. 6, Pages 1999-2399

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