Anticoagulant Exposure in urban bobcats: exposure, risk factors and potential effects based on 16 year study

Anticoagulant rodenticides increasingly recognized as a threat to non-targeted animals. Samples collected over a 16-year period. (206 blood samples/ 172 livers) [376 samples] 89% -94% exposed. Most animals carrying three or more compounds. Fetal transfer & transfer through milk documented.

Take home: ARs are a substantial threat to bobcats, and likely as lethal to other mammalian and avian predators living in the urban-wildland interface. Prolonged use in similar interfaces can be expected to cause regional population decline or extinction.

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