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dc.contributor.authorMurphy, E.en
dc.contributor.authorShapiro, L.en
dc.contributor.authorHix, S.en
dc.contributor.authorMacMorran, D.en
dc.contributor.authorEason, Charlesen
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-17T02:55:32Z
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationMurphy, E. C., Sapiro, L., Hix, S., MacMorran, D. & Eason, C. T. (2011). Control and eradication of feral cats: field trials of a new toxin. In C. R. Veitch, M. N. Clout and D. R. Towns (Eds.), Island invasives: eradication and management. (pp. 213-216). Switzerland: IUCNen
dc.identifier.issn1173-5988en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10182/5757
dc.description.abstractFeral cats (Felis catus) have caused the decline and extinction of threatened species on islands worldwide. The eradication or long-term control of cats is therefore an essential part of restoring native communities on these islands. In most situations, a combination of lethal techniques is required to remove feral cats, including trapping, hunting and poisoning. Para-aminopropiophenone (PAPP) is being developed as a new, humane poison for feral cats. Mammalian carnivore species appear more susceptible to PAPP than birds, so it potentially has higher target selectivity than other available toxins. A proprietary formulation of PAPP (PredaSTOP) developed by Connovation NZ Ltd. has been shown to kill cats humanely when delivered in a meat bait in pen trials. Two field trials of the formulation were undertaken with radio-collared cats. Toxic baiting was carried out by placing meat baits containing 80 mg PAPP in bait stations. Five of eight radio-collared cats in the South Island study and 13 of 16 radio-collared cats in the North Island study were poisoned. In the latter study, an additional three cats without collars that were monitored using infra-red cameras were also poisoned. Our results indicate that PAPP is an effective toxin for cats in the field, with potential application for their eradication or control on islands.en
dc.format.extent213-216en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity (CBB), Auckland, New Zealanden
dc.relationThe original publication is available from - IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity (CBB), Auckland, New Zealand - http://www.issg.org/pdf/publications/Island_invasives/IslandInvasives.pdfen
dc.rights© 2011 International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resourcesen
dc.subjectradio-trackingen
dc.subjectferal catsen
dc.subjectpoisonen
dc.subjectPAPPen
dc.subjectpara-aminopropiophenoneen
dc.subjecthumaneen
dc.subjectNew Zealanden
dc.subjectfield trialsen
dc.subjectfelis catusen
dc.titleControl and eradication of feral cats: field trials of a new toxinen
dc.typeJournal Article
lu.contributor.unitLincoln Universityen
lu.contributor.unitFaculty of Agriculture and Life Sciencesen
lu.contributor.unitDepartment of Pest Management and Conservationen
dc.relation.isPartOfIsland Invasives: Eradication and Managementen
pubs.notesProceedings of the International Conference on Island Invasives: Eradication and Management, held at Tamaki Campus, University of Auckland, New Zealand, 8-12 February 2010. Organizations involved: IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC) & Centre for Biodiversity and Biosecurity, NZ.en
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pubs.organisational-group/LU/Agriculture and Life Sciences/ECOL
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office
pubs.organisational-group/LU/Research Management Office/QE18
pubs.publication-statusPublisheden
pubs.publisher-urlhttp://www.issg.org/pdf/publications/Island_invasives/IslandInvasives.pdfen


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