Dogs owners should heed 1080 warning signage
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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.
Where 1080 is being used
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