sodium fluoroacetate

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sodium fluoroacetate

[′sōd·ē·əm ‚flu̇r·ō′as·ə‚tāt]
(organic chemistry)
C2H2FO2Na A white powder, hygroscopic and nonvolatile; decomposes at 200°C; very soluble in water; used as a repellent for rodents and predatory animals.
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Secondary poisoning of stoats after an aerial 1080 poison operation in Pureora Forest, New Zealand.
They have withdrawn their names in protest at Forestry Tasmania practices, specifically the clear-felling of native forests for woodchips, and the use of 1080 poison which is claimed to be killing native and endangered animals in Tasmania's wilderness.
Baits for pigs usually contain a toxin such as 1080 poison, but Dr Lapidge says that following successful target and non-target species uptake trials, scientists at the CRC are ready to pick a final prototype manufactured 'pig-specific' toxin, adding that a feral dog- and fox-specific toxin has recently been found.