Rabbits, Vertebrate pests, Pest control, Baits
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It has long been recognised that a means of killing rabbits selectively in the presence of stock would be a major advance in rabbit control. It would enable a whole farm to be treated for rabbit control at one time, saving operational costs and cutting down reinfestation of rabbits into treated areas from untreated areas.
A literature search and some pilot trials indicated that indandione derivatives were more toxic to rabbits than to ruminants.
Pindone (2- pivalyl-l,3-indandione) was selected for evaluation.
Oliver, A J. and Wheeler, S. H.
"Development of a selective bait for rabbits,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4: Vol. 15
, Article 6.
Available at: https://researchlibrary.agric.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture4/vol15/iss2/6