Effectiviteit en welzijnsaspecten van kastvallen (verdrinkingsvallen) voor de bestrijding van schadelijke wilde knaagdieren

Inge M. Krijger, Maite A.A.M. van Gerwen, Bas Rodenburg, Franck L.B. Meijboom, Mark E. van Andel, Bastiaan G. Meerburg

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This report examines the effectiveness and animal welfare aspects of drowning traps for the control of harmful wild rodents, with special attention to the Ekomille or EKO1000 trap. The conclusion is that such systems can be effective in certain situations, but that the welfare impact of the Ekomille is estimated to be severe to extreme. This is because animals in the Ekomille drown consciously. When redesigning, manufacturers could pay attention to direct stunning of animals and/or shortening the time to loss of consciousness and/or death.
Original languageDutch
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Livestock Research
Number of pages93
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

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NameRapport / Wageningen Livestock Research

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