RABBAIT® Pindone Oat Bait is a ready-to-use preparation of oats coated with pindone (0.5 g/kg). It is available in a range of pack sizes to suit the smallest to largest control programme.
RABBAIT® Pindone Oat Bait is available through rural merchant stores, hardware stores and nurseries and from licensed pest control contractors.
RABBAIT® Pindone Concentrate 5 g/200 mL is supplied only to Government agencies and licensed contractors. The concentrate is used by these groups to freshly prepare oat or chopped carrot bait on site for larger programmes. One bottle is sufficient to prepare 20 kg of carrot or 10 kg of oat bait.
RABBAIT® Pindone Oat Bait comes in a range of pack sizes including 2.5 kg, 5 kg & 10 kg pails and the Small Program Kit.
The Small Program Kit is designed for small control programmes. It contains 2.5 kg of RABBAIT® Pindone Oat bait, 2.5 kg of dyed and sterilised free feed oats, 2 gate signs, a scoop and instructions.
All RABBAIT® products are dyed dark green to make the bait less attractive to birds (that are attracted to yellow and red or "ripe" coloured foods).
RABBAIT® Dyed & Sterilised Free-feed oats are available for training rabbits on to bait trails in areas where the germination of oats (and possible weed seeds) is not wanted, such as in parks and gardens, in windbreaks, plantations or near other crops.
Pindone works by blocking the enzyme responsible for recycling vitamin K in the liver.
Vitamin K is crucial to the blood clotting system. When blood clots, vitamin K is converted from an active form to an inactive form. As the blood passes through the liver, specific enzymes convert the inactive vitamin K to active vitamin K.
Pindone, like other anticoagulant poisons, stops this process by blocking the enzymes in the liver from converting the inactive to active vitamin K. As the reserves of active vitamin K are depleted, the animal dies from a failure of its blood clotting system.
As a first generation anticoagulant, Pindone has a short half-life. This means that the poison breaks down quickly in the animal. To ensure a rabbit's vitamin K reserves are depleted, they must have repeated doses of the poison, three to four days apart.
The use of such a weak poison is an advantage should non target animals accidentally receive a dose, as the poison will quickly be cleared from their system.
The antidote for pindone poisoning is active vitamin K which is available from vets either as an injection or as a tablet.
The sodium salt of pindone used in RABBAIT® degrades gradually in water, leaving no long-term contamination of the environment. This is the preferred chemical for controlling rabbits in semi-urban situations or around farm buildings.
Because the rabbits continue to eat the bait before the poison depletes their Vitamin K reserves, most bait is consumed by the target animals leaving little or no bait residues in the control area.
RABBAIT® – Preventing environmental damage by rabbits in sensitive areas.
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