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Beyond the Bale : June 2016
ON FARM 43 whilst working or restrain working dogs and pets if they are near a baited area. NATIVE ANIMALS AND PAPP In Australia, wild dogs, foxes and cats are the animals most susceptible to PAPP. However, PAPP is known to affect some native animals, particularly goannas, if ingested. The material used to make PAPP baits has been shown to have extremely low palatability to herbivores. Care will therefore be needed when developing control programs using the toxin. The risk to goannas can be managed by altering the timing and presentation of baits, such as baiting at cooler times when reptiles are less active. The risk of secondary poisoning is also very low, as a susceptible animal would need to eat the bait from the stomach or vomit of a poisoned animal – before the toxin degrades. If the poison is eaten slowly then a lethal dose is not achieved. PAPP is not considered to pose a threat to the environment. It is broken down in soil and water by microorganisms, is non-toxic to earthworms and other soil-dwelling life. AVAILABILITY AND USE While DOGABAIT and FOXECUTE® PAPP baits are new products, they are a supplement to existing control options. In this context, ACTA says its supply of the products will be tailored to the needs in each state and will be sent out on a needs basis initially until demand is better known. ACTA advises to expect a day or two delay if you request baits from your merchant or local government- based bait distribution point, as ACTA does not expect them to take on stocks in advance. DOGABAIT and FOXECUTE® will be available, in pails of 10 or 50 baits for DOGABAIT and 10 or 40 baits for FOXECUTE®. They will only be available to users approved for purchasing 1080 baits and from the established suppliers of 1080 baits in all states. Legal instructions and restrictions for use are found on the approved product labels. In addition, some constraints differ between states, so local instructions must also be followed. Immediate neighbours must be notified 72 hours before PAPP baits are applied. Signs must be put up at property entrances before the start of a baiting program and remain in place until four weeks after the end of the program, or until residual baits are recovered. There are also restrictive requirements for placement of baits. They must not be placed within 150m of a dwelling, 20m of a watercourse and 5m from boundaries or roads. MORE INFORMATION www.animalcontrol.com.au www.wool.com/wilddogs www.invasiveanimals.com DOGABAIT will be available in pails of 10 baits (total 600g) or 50 baits (total 3kg). FOXECUTE® will be available in pails of 10 baits (total 350g) or 40 baits (total 1.4kg). The DOGABAIT bait. A feature incorporated into PAPP baits by ACTA is the inclusion of small plastic marker beads. These remain in the stomach or gut of an animal that is killed and can even be found in a long-decayed carcass. The marker beads used in PAPP baits are yellow/orange whereas those used in 1080 bait manufactured by ACTA will be red. If a dog is presented to a vet it can be made to vomit and the nature of the poison immediately determined by the colour of the beads. Tools for best practice pest animal management Strategic planning, management and control of key agricultural and environmental pest animals, include rabbits, wild dogs and foxes. All resources are available FREE and online for you to read, watch or download. www.pestsmart.org.au PestSmart is supported by all project partners including: PestSmart Advertisement 210mm by 99mm (a4 third).indd 1 22/03/2016 3:05:08 PM
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