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Mon Mar 31, 2014 09:48 AM CDT

Question: We have to keep rat poison out in our barns all the time. I have heard there is a new kind of rat poison that is very dangerous to dogs and barn cats. Is this true?

Answer: Unfortunately, this is absolutely true. The EPA, in one of its most questionable decisions in its long and checkered history, is attempting to ban the long-acting super warfarin or anticoagulant-type rodenticides for sale to the general public.

In fairness to the EPA, these products do cause significant numbers of poisonings and death in ...

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