Effects of 1080 on Whio Blue Ducks

T. Benseman made this Official Information request to Animal Control Products Limited

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From: T. Benseman

Dear Animal Control Products Limited,

on 7th and 16th of December 2016, faecal samples from Whio or Blue Duck from Mt Taranaki came back positive for between 1.5 and 0.06 PPM of 1080.

What would the likely result of such levels be for these Native birds? Are there any health benefits for birds from consuming 1080 toxin? Maybe you have a recommended dosage level or know how many baits per bird would be ideal for those managing the health of native birds?


T. Benseman

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