Canid ejectors contribute to the success of the wild dog baiting program
The Far West Wild Dog Coordinator says improved cooperation between farmers and the local land service has resulted in a successful baiting program.
Last year’s spring baiting season was the first to see the use of canine parasite ejectors, which shoot a capsule of poison into the mouths of dogs attracted to the bait.
NSW Farmers coordinator Bruce Duncan said ejectors are most effective when used with aerial baits, introduced in 2014.
He said the suit caused a drop in feral dog attacks on cattle.
“Canid Parasite Ejectors, I think we’ll see this unfold over a period of time, but the aerial and ground bait program has really increased participation and has had a substantial decrease in activity and viewing. dogs, ”Duncan said.
He said the six-monthly baiting programs run by the local land service in the region have strengthened cooperation and made efforts more effective.
“People [are not just] baiting twice a year, but they watch and find the best time to bait and work with other people [and we] saw a significant or fairly substantial decrease in sighting and dog activity, ”he said.
“The whole promise of the landscape approach is that we remove those borders and the boundaries that cause people to look at their farm from the myopic point of view of their farm, and to look at it from their region or region or state. .
“Say, it’s true, these are the corridors and the ways, we have to follow them and work together, because the result will be so much better for us.”
Landowners are receiving assistance from the local Land Service in placing the baits, which numbered 237,000 in the spring program, as well as 35,000 aerial baits.
Training continues for landowners in the far west before the next cycle in the fall.