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Pindone rabbit pellets

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Pindone rabbit pellets

Updated 3 April 2020 10:32am

Pindone rabbit pellets contain 0.25g/kg of Pindone.

Pindone rabbit pellets can be purchased and applied in a bait station without the need for an Approved users Certificate.

Pindone is best used in the height of summer through to winter, as this is when food sources are most scarce and fewer young rabbits are present. Very young rabbits are unlikely to eat the pellet bait.

Read more about Pindone rabbit pellets.

Danger to livestock

Pellet bait stations must not be placed in areas accessible by stock. If stock do consume poison, refer the the Ministry for Primary Industries for more information and reporting links.

Danger to pets

  • Dogs should not have access to where Pindone poison bait stations are located
  • Dogs would need to consume large amounts of baits or several carcasses to be placed at risk. However there is some risk of secondary poisoning
  • Carnivorous scavenging native species are at risk if they have access to multiple carcasses within a single week
  • Most of the time rabbits die in their burrows and we encourage landowners to remove any carcasses found out in the open
  • Cats are not attracted to pellet bait. But there is a risk of secondary poisoning via carcass consumption

If you see pets eating toxic bait, induce vomiting as soon as possible and take them to a vet.

A vet can administer Vitamin K1, which is an effective treatment, but it must be given in the early stages of poisoning.

Find out more about safety precautions and dangers.

Toxicity

 

LD 50

mg/kg

Animal weight (kg)

Amount of Rabbit pellet bait to kill (gms)

Rabbit

18

1.5

108

Dog

50

9

1800

Possum

100

2.5

1000

Sheep

100

40

16000

This rabbit pellets chart is based on 0.25g/kg of Pindone LD50s – amount of toxic bait required to kill 50% of a population.