These are compounds which kill rats, mice, moles, and other rodents. Examples, anticoagulants, thallium, vacor, phosphorus, zinc and aluminium phosphide, alpha-naphthyl-thiourea, cholecalciferol, arsenic, barium carbonate, bromethalin, fluoroacetamide, sodium monofluoroacetamide, red squill, strychnine.
Some of these are very commonly involved in human poisoning, e.g. phosphorus, zinc and aluminium phos-phide, long acting anticoagulants (especially broma-diolone), etc., but they have been discussed elsewhere (consult Index).
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