WICC is planning to release a new strain of calici virus to help with rabbit control in the Wilson Inlet, Owingup and Kent River catchments. If you have higher than ‘usual’ rabbit numbers on your patch we would like to hear from you. Please take five minutes to complete the online survey below….
Terms and Conditions
Requirement for receiving FREE calici virus.
In order to have the most effective uptake of the virus it is essential to follow the instructions below.
• Perform free-feeding of at least 2 feeds with carrots or 3 feeds for oats. Free-feeding of non-treated bait is an essential step to allow rabbits to become accustomed to eating bait material. It also enables an estimation of amount of treated bait required and assessment of any non-target uptake.
• The rate of bait for free-feeding should be appropriate to the local rabbit density, typically 2 to 5kg/km for oats and 15 to 20kg/km for carrots
• Distribute free-feeds by broadcast (carrots only) or by trailing (oats and carrots).
Oats should be standard intact oats with husks attached and carrots should be good quality and freshly diced. One vial reconstituted product (10 mL) diluted with an additional 90 mL of water (100 mL total volume) is sufficient to treat 10kg of freshly diced carrots OR 5kg of oats.