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1 April 1991 EVALUATION OF THE BIONIC® TRAP TO QUICKLY KILL MINK (MUSTELA VISON) IN SIMULATED NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
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The Bionic® trap, with a bait placed at the back of a 6 cm aperture plastic cone, successfully killed nine of nine wild mink (Mustela vison) in simulated natural conditions. The average times to loss of consciousness and heartbeat were estimated at <60 (±26) sec and 340 (±55) sec, respectively, after firing the trap. This study confirmed that the Bionic trap can be expected to render >79% of captured mink unconscious in ≤3 min (P < 0.05).

Proulx and Barrett: EVALUATION OF THE BIONIC® TRAP TO QUICKLY KILL MINK (MUSTELA VISON) IN SIMULATED NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Gilbert Proulx and Morley W. Barrett "EVALUATION OF THE BIONIC® TRAP TO QUICKLY KILL MINK (MUSTELA VISON) IN SIMULATED NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 27(2), 276-280, (1 April 1991). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-27.2.276
Received: 26 April 1990; Published: 1 April 1991
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