Introduction

We warn dog owners of 1080’s presence and its associated risks by placing clear signs at track entrances.

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Dogs owners should heed 1080 warning signage
Image: Brian Shields © 

Dogs are particularly sensitive to 1080 and must be kept away from baits and carcasses.

1080 can persist for some months in carcasses of target pests. In colder temperatures, degradation is slowed further. Most dog deaths result from scavenging on poisoned possums, particularly the stomach.

Dog owners should take care to ensure their dog does not come into contact with baits or poisoned carcases.

1080 and responsible dog ownership – 1080 Facts website

Where 1080 is being used

View an interactive map of where pesticides have or will be laid on DOC-administered land. 

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