Proposed Efficacy Test for Aerosol Dog Repellents that Are Designed to Reduce Damage to Garbage Bags / CC. Snider, JA. McCann
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- Test Methods for Vertebrate Pest Control and Management Materials (1976 : Monterey, Calif.)
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- McCann, JA.
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- This efficacy test was designed to provide data to support the registration (by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency) of dog repellents that claim to reduce damage to garbage bags. A minimum of eight dogs are tested individually within rectangular arenas for 1 h on each of four days. Three garbage bags are placed at each end of each arena. The bags at one end of the arenas are treated with the repellent, and those at the other end are not treated. The treated bags are sprayed and stored for the maximum length of time (prior to testing) for which efficacy is claimed. The amount of ration placed in each bag is calculated to give the dog one third of an ¿̐ưadequate¿̐ư amount of nutrients. Consequently, the dog receives a free choice between treated and untreated bags and is not forced by hunger to open any of the treated bags. The damage to a bag is recorded as ¿̐ưopened¿̐ư or ¿̐ưunopened.¿̐ư Dogs are divided into groups of four, and a 4 by 4 Graeco-Latin square containing days, arenas, dogs, and point of introduction into the arena is constructed for each group. Percent repellency is calculated for each day, each dog, and the total test. Reference tests using six untreated bags are employed as checks on the activity of the dogs in repellent tests.
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- Volume 1977, Issue 625 (January 1977)
- 9780803146983 (e-ISBN)
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