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Rodenticide incidents of exposure and adverse effects on non-raptor birds

Overview of attention for article published in Science of the Total Environment, December 2017
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Title
Rodenticide incidents of exposure and adverse effects on non-raptor birds
Published in
Science of the Total Environment, December 2017
DOI 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2017.07.004
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Nimish B. Vyas

Abstract

Interest in the adverse effects of rodenticides on birds has focused primarily on raptors. However, non-raptor birds are also poisoned (rodenticide exposure resulting in adverse effects including mortality) by rodenticides through consumption of the rodenticide bait and contaminated prey. A literature search for rodenticide incidents (evidence of exposure to a rodenticide, adverse effects, or exposure to placebo baits) involving non-raptor birds returned 641 records spanning the years 1931 to 2016. The incidents included 17 orders, 58 families, and 190 non-raptor bird species. Nineteen anticoagulant and non-anticoagulant rodenticide active ingredients were associated with the incidents. The number of incidents and species detected were compared by surveillance method. An incident was considered to have been reported through passive surveillance if it was voluntarily reported to the authorities whereas the report of an incident found through field work that was conducted with the objective of documenting adverse effects on birds was determined to be from active surveillance. More incidents were reported from passive surveillance than with active surveillance but a significantly greater number of species were detected in proportion to the number of incidents found through active surveillance than with passive surveillance (z=7.61, p<0.01). Results suggest that reliance on only one surveillance method can underestimate the number of incidents that have occurred and the number of species that are affected. Although rodenticides are used worldwide, incident records were found from only 15 countries. Therefore, awareness of the breadth of species diversity of non-raptor bird poisonings from rodenticides may increase incident reportings and can strengthen the predictions of harm characterized by risk assessments.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 47 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 10 21%
Student > Ph. D. Student 7 15%
Researcher 6 13%
Student > Bachelor 4 9%
Professor 3 6%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 11 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 8 17%
Environmental Science 7 15%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 4 9%
Chemistry 2 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 2 4%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 18 38%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 15 August 2017.
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#13,562,649
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#13,352
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#215,804
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Outputs of similar age from Science of the Total Environment
#310
of 649 outputs
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