Rodenticide Resistance Action Group appoints new chairperson

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After more than 10 years in the role, Dr Alan Buckle has stepped down as chair of the Rodenticide Resistance Action Group (RRAG).

Dr Buckle remains as a member of the group and will assist the new chair, Dr Matthew Davies, while responsibilities are handed over.

Dr Davies, Killgerm’s head of technical department, said the group would like to thank Dr Buckle for his excellent leadership, and technical expertise, the culmination of which has been the timely publication of updated resistance guidance documents for house mice and Norway rats.

Dr Buckle said: “The RRAG has been an important responsibility for me over the years. We have more anticoagulant resistance in the UK than anywhere else, so it is important to provide good advice to practitioners.

“I am proud of the big advances we have made in resistance mapping. I would like to thank the members of RRAG for their help and support over the years and wish the new chairman, Dr Matthew Davies, all the best in his new role.”

Dr Davies added: “The issue of anticoagulant resistance is absolutely not going away. It is extremely important, now more than ever, to follow resistance management strategies and achieve effective rodent control.”

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