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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

S H. Wheeler

Keywords

Rabbits, Pest control, Poisoning of animal pests

First Page Number

15

Last Page Number

16

Abstract

While the "rabbit plauges" of the past are a distant memory for most farmers, rabbit numbers must still be controlled in many parts of Western Australia. Rabit control techniques rely heavily on poisoning, which given the right conditions can kill a high percentage of rabbits at risk.

Recent research by the Agricultural Protection Board has been aimed at determining how different poisons, baits and poisoning methods work. By knowing in detail how each method works and what influences its results, we can choose the best control method for a particular place and time, avoid costly failures, and increase the effectiveness of rabbit control.

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