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Para-aminopropiophenone and its Registration and Use as a Vertebrate Pesticide in New Zealand

  • Author(s): Eason, Charles
  • Murphy, Elaine
  • MacMorran, Duncan
  • et al.

PAPP is short for para-aminopropiophenone and is a new vertebrate pesticide. It is a compound with the formula C9H11NO, it is comparative humane, has low secondary poisoning risk, and has an antidote. PAPP was originally trialed in the 1960s as an antidote for human radiation and cyanide poisoning. In the USA, it has been investigated as a tool for coyote control and was found to be specifically much more toxic to carnivores than to birds and humans. In Australia, it will be used for field control of foxes, wild dogs, and feral cats. In New Zealand, PAPP was registered in 2011 for the control of stoats and feral cats, following the completion of pen and field trials and submission of extensive dossiers covering its effectiveness as a pest control agent and on its ecotoxicology, toxicology, and metabolism.

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