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Bait consumption by, and 1080-based control of, feral pigs in the Mediterranean climatic region of south-western Australia

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 […]

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Journal Article
Year
2007
Author
Laurie E. Twigg, Tim Lowe and Gary Martin

Feral Pig Rooting Damage

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. […]

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Image
Year
2005
Author
Steven Lapidge

Control of pest mammals for biodiversity protection in Australia. I. Patterns of control and monitoring

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 […]

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Journal Article
Year
2006
Author
Ben Reddiex, David M. Forsyth, Eve McDonald-Madden, Luke D. Einoder, Peter A. Griffioen, Ryan R. Chick and Alan J. Robley

Control of pest mammals for biodiversity protection in Australia. II. Reliability of knowledge

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 […]

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Journal Article
Year
2006
Author
Ben Reddiex and David M. Forsyth

Sodium fluoroacetate residues and carcass degradation of free-ranging feral pigs poisoned with 1080

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 […]

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Journal Article
Year
2005
Author
Laurie E. Twigg, Tim Lowe and Gary Martin

Pest Animal and Insect Control

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 […]

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Website
Year
Author
Rural Lands Protection Boards, NSW

Are oestrous feral pigs, Sus scrofa, useful as trapping lures?

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 […]

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Journal Article
Year
2005
Author
J. C. McIlroy and E. J. Gifford

Efficacy of manufactured PIGOUT® baits for localised control of feral pigs in the semi-arid Queensland rangelands

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 […]

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Journal Article
Year
2006
Author
Brendan D. Cowled, Eddie Gifford, Michelle Smith, Linton Staples and Steven J. Lapidge

Feral pigs in north-western Australia: population recovery after 1080 baiting and further control

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 […]

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Journal Article
Year
2006
Author
Laurie E. Twigg, Tim Lowe, Michael Everett and Gary Martin

The public health risks associated with wild and feral swine

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, […]

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Journal Article
Year
1997
Author
Gibbs, E. P.

Safety and feral animals

Lists safety tips with regards to human contact with feral pigs, feral cattle, horses and buffaloes in Queensland.

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Fact Sheet
Year
2005
Author
Environmental Protection Agency/Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service

The Kangaroo Island strain of pig in biomedical research

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 […]

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Journal Article
Year
1981
Author
McIntosh G. H. and Pointon, A.

Does dingo predation or buffalo competition regulate feral pig populations in the Australian wet-dry tropics? An experimental study

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 […]

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Journal Article
Year
1995
Author
Corbett, L.

Testing the relative influence of intrinsic and extrinsic variation in food availability on feral pig populations in Australia’s rangelands

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 […]

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Journal Article
Year
1998
Author
Choquenot, D

Project No. R-10577 Pigs as hosts of bovine tuberculosis in New Zealand : A review

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 […]

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Report
Year
2003
Author
G. Nugent, B. Reddiex, J. Whitford & I. Yockney

Advances in New Zealand mammalogy 1999-2000: Feral pig

Gives a full description of feral pigs including their distribution, behaviour, population dynamics and significance to the New Zealand environment.

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Journal Article
Year
2001
Author
Mcllroy, J. C.

The feral pig (Sus scrofa)

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 […]

Reference Type
Fact Sheet
Year
2004
Author
Department of the Environment and Heritage

Do feral pigs play an important role in New Zealand’s Tb problem?

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 […]

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Conference or Workshop Proceedings
Year
2005
Author
Nugent, G., Whitford, J., Yockney, I., Byrom, A. and Coleman, J.

Sodium flouroacetate residue in feral pigs (Sus scrofa carcasses – is it a significant secondary poisoning hazard?

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. […]

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Conference or Workshop Proceedings
Year
2005
Author
Gentle, M., Elsworth, P. and Parker, B.

The design and development of PIGOUT – a target-specific feral pig bait

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 […]

Reference Type
Conference or Workshop Proceedings
Year
2005
Author
Smith, M., Lapidge, S., Cowled, B. and Staples, L.