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The consumption of five non-toxic, grain-based baits, and the effectiveness of the preferred baits when treated with 1080 in reducing pig numbers, were determined for feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in several areas in the Mediterranean agricultural region of Western Australia. Fermented wheat with added blood and bone proved an effective attractant for feral pigs, and […]
Picture shows pasture damage caused by feral pig rooting on private farming land on Kangaroo Island, South Australia. Image supplied by Dr. Steven Lapidge, Invasive Animals CRC. This image file may be freely downloaded and used without permission of the copyright holder for educational purposes only. High resolution files of the image are NOT available. […]
Foxes, wild dogs, feral cats, rabbits, feral pigs, and feral goats are believed to have deleterious impacts on native biodiversity in Australia. However, although considerable resources have been expended controlling these six pest species, there are few reliable estimates of the effects of pest control on native biodiversity. We first show why reliable knowledge of […]
Foxes, wild dogs, feral cats, rabbits, feral pigs and feral goats are believed to have deleterious impacts on native biodiversity in Australia. However, although considerable resources have been expended controlling these six species, little is known about national patterns and costs of control and monitoring. We therefore conducted a survey of pest-control operations undertaken by […]
Sodium fluoroacetate (1080) residues in muscle and liver of free-ranging feral pigs, poisoned with 1080-treated grain in a range of habitats, were determined. The incidence of vomiting, and the degradation of poisoned carcasses were also monitored. The maximum recorded concentrations in muscle (n = 79) and liver (n = 16) were 2.42 and 4.28 µg […]
Pest animals and insects cause serious economic losses to agricultural production, pose an unacceptable risk of exotic disease, threaten the survival of many native species and cause environmental degradation. Landholders (both public and private) have an obligation under the Rural Lands Protection Act 1998 (RLP Act) to eradicate pest animals on land they own, occupy […]
Eight feral pigs (two boars, four sows and two piglets) were caught in traps using oestrous sows as lures during a control program on a remnant pig population in part of Namadgi National Park during spring, 1990. The program was mostly based on aerial baiting with warfarin. No pigs were caught in traps containing anoestrous […]
The recovery rate of a population of feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in the west Kimberley in north-western Australia was determined 12 months after a 1080 (sodium fluoroacetate)-baiting program. An estimated 56 pigs were present in the 15 000-ha study area in August 2005 compared with the prebaiting levels of 250?275 pigs in 2004 (11 pigs […]
Conservative population declines of 73% were recorded in three independent feral pig populations in Welford National Park, Queensland, when PIGOUT® baits containing 72 mg of sodium fluoroacetate were used in a baiting program following prefeeding. Declines were measured using a prebaiting population census with remote cameras, followed by carcass recovery. The knockdown of susceptible feral […]
Wild swine populations (Sus scrofa) are present in many regions of the world. Large feral populations in North America and Australia are principally derived from introduced domestic pigs. In Europe, most wild boar are found in Germany and Poland. While wild swine are certainly a significant reservoir of infection for domestic swine diseases (for example, […]
Lists safety tips with regards to human contact with feral pigs, feral cattle, horses and buffaloes in Queensland.
The feral pig from Kangaroo Island, South Australia, has descended from British breeds released onto the Island by early explorers approximately 180 years ago. It has developed into a smaller pig than the modern commercial equivalent, with distinctive and reproducible physical characteristics and a physiology which appears to bestow on it some advantages in terms […]
Dingo (Canis familiaris dingo) predation on feral pigs (Sus scrofa) in response to experimental changes in prey populations was measured over seven years in the seasonally wet-dry tropics of northern Australia. Following the removal of feral swamp buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) from half of the 614 km2 study area, the number of pigs doubled and there […]
Intrinsic variation in the availability of food to animal populations reflects the influence of foraging by the animals themselves. Intrinsic variation in food availability provides a link between population density, subsequent food availability and variation in the rate of population increase (r), operating through density-dependent food shortage. In contrast, extrinsic variation in food availability is […]
Landcare Research conducted a review focusing on the role of feral pigs as hosts and vectors of bovine tuberculosis (Tb) in New Zealand. Objectives: Review the role of feral pigs and pig hunting in the maintenance and spread of bovine tuberculosis (Tb), by: Updating 1990s reviews of pig ecology, Tb-host status and control methods; providing […]
Gives a full description of feral pigs including their distribution, behaviour, population dynamics and significance to the New Zealand environment.
Feral pigs are environmental and agricultural pests. They cause damage to the environment through wallowing, rooting for food and selective feeding. They destroy habitat for native plants and animals and spread environmental weeds. Feral pigs destroy crops and pasture and they could spread exotic diseases should there be an outbreak. Research is continuing into techniques […]
Despite sometimes having a high prevalence of bovine tuberculosis (Tb), feral pigs are generally regarded as spillover end-hosts unable to sustain the disease in the absence of infection in other species. Although intra-specific transmission occurs in captivity (Ray et al.. 1972), transmission between feral pigs must be rare because there are few places in the […]
Feral pig control in Australia is heavily reliant upon poisoning with sodium fluoroacetate (1080) bait. Tissue residue levels may be considerable and pose a potential risk to non-target consumers. Tissue/fluid samples (liver, kidney, stomach, stomach contents, small intestine, large intestine, muscle and eye) from lethally poisoned feral pigs were removed and assayed for fluoroacetate concentration. […]
No commercially available feral pig bait exists in Australia or overseas, despite feral pigs being a widespread problem. Animal Control Technologies Australia (ACTA) and the Pest Animal Control Cooperative Research Centre (PAC CRC) are developing a feral pig bait (PIGOUT®) that addresses this situation by providing a highly palatable, target-specific, quality controlled and cost effective […]