1080 is still used in Australia, Israel, Japan, Korea, Mexico,
and New Zealand. It is banned in most countries, including the US,
where it was outlawed in the early 1970s because of civilian deaths.
Sodium fluoroacetate is toxic to all obligate aerobic organisms,
and highly toxic to mammals and insects. The oral dose
of sodium fluoroacetate sufficient to be lethal
in humans is 2–10 mg/kg
More full newspaper clipping → HERE
Dept. of Agriculture’s web site → HERE
In dogs, the signs of 1080 poisonings are usually noticeable within half an hour of ingestion, but can take more than six hours to show. Symptoms include vomiting, anxiety, disorientation, and shaking.
These quickly develop into frenzied behaviour with running and screaming fits, drooling, uncontrolled paddling, and seizures, followed by total collapse and death. – This agony may go on for up to 48 hours.
The use of dog muzzles is the best means of preventing dogs from being poisoned.
This will prevent them from scavenging carcases, baits or toxic vomit.
‘FRONTLINE’ for fleas, on pets contains Fipronil (fluoride)
Some 40 plant species in Australia naturally produce fluoroacetate
as a chemically-mediated defence strategy against being eaten.
Most of these plants occur in southern Western Australia.
See → Gastrolobium
→ 1080 and Birds ←