Your feedback needed on rodenticide poisoning in pets and wildlife - survey

15 Nov 2021

The Australian Pesticides and Veterinary Medicines Authority (APVMA) has advised that it will be reconsidering active constituent approvals, product registrations and associated label approvals of anticoagulant rodenticides for: first generation anticoagulant rodenticides (warfarin, coumatetralyl, diphacinone) and second generation anticoagulant rodenticides (brodifacoum, bromadiolone, difenacoum, difethialone, and flocoumafen), under section 31(1) of the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemical Code scheduled to the Agricultural and Veterinary Chemicals Code Act 1994 (Agvet Code).

BirdLife Australia is currently examining the impact of anticoagulant rodenticides (ARs), particularly second-generation ARs (the most common rat poisons available to purchase), on non-target animals including wildlife and domestic pets. They would like to understand how frequently you treat animals showing signs of anticoagulant rodenticide (AR) poisoning, and how widespread you feel the issue is. This survey will provide important data for the APVMA during the reconsideration process outlined above. Please complete this short survey here