Brushtail possums

Anticoagulant residues in rat liver: Persistence and secondary hazard to non-target species

In New Zealand, the second-generation anticoagulant brodifacoum has been successfully used in island rodent eradications and is currently applied in some mainland areas to control introduced pests such as brushtail […]

Alien plant and animal control and aspects of ecological restoration in a small ‘mainland island’: Wenderholm Regional Park, New Zealand

Since 1965, ecosystem-focused ecological restoration has been undertaken in a small (60ha) mainland island at Wenderholm Regional Park (134 ha), which lies on a peninsula on the east coast north […]

Evaluating vaccination strategies for control of bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis) in brushtail possums using a spatially explicit model

Bovine tuberculosis (Mycobacterium bovis – Tb) is endemic in wild brushtail possum (Trichosurus vulpecula) populations in New Zealand. The mainstay of Tb eradication strategies has been the use of lethal […]

Secondary poisoning of stoats (Mustela erminea) in a South Island podocarp forest, New Zealand: implications for conservation

This study tested the efficacy of secondary poisoning using Talon 20 P™ (20 ppm brodifacoum) in bait stations for killing predators in a New Zealand podocarp forest. Nine of 10 […]