Using vertebrate toxic agents
Find out about best practices for using VTAs and how to deal with adverse events.
Best practice in the field
If you are using a vertebrate toxic agent, there are a number of requirements that you should be aware of. The following is a list of best practices:
- Do not use VTAs off-label.
- Always read and follow label directions carefully.
- Place baits away from stock, wild game, and pets.
- Use bait stations (if this is a label requirement).
- Comply with conditions of registration regarding licences, notification, signage, and storage. For more about conditions pertaining to your product, check the register:
- Do not knowingly breach the conditions of registration. Doing so is an offence under the ACVM Act.
- Ensure compliance with other relevant legislation, such as the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996 and the Animal Products Act 1999.
For more information, read:
If something goes wrong
Let MPI know if an adverse event occurs after using a registered VTA or if you have an unexpected outcome (including inefficacy).
- Adverse event report: vertebrate toxic agents [DOC, 429 KB]
- Adverse event reporting: vertebrate toxic agents guidelines [PDF, 343 KB]