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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3

Authors

C. Marshall

Keywords

Rabbits, Baits, "1080", Myxomatosis, Pest control.

First Page Number

449

Last Page Number

452

Abstract

NEVER before in the history of rabbits in Western Australia has control work been so important as it is today. Strangely enough, it is not large numbers of rabbits which make stricter control necessary, but the relatively low numbers now present. Following the introduction by the Agriculture Protection Board of the disease myxomatosis, and later the new Doison "1080", the rabbit population in this State has been reduced to a point where farmers are inclined to take their old enemy too cheaply. Because they do not see the rabbits around in the numbers of previous years, they are inclined to neglect control work, or to dismiss it as unimportant.

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