Dr Michael Hinds B.V.Sc & Dr Danny Cilento B.V.Sc of Middle Park, Brisbane
Flowers, stems & leaves all highly toxic. Clinical signs include dilation of pupils, impaired vision, dry mouth and nose, constipation, excessive thirst, respiratory problems and convulsions followed by paralysis, coma & death.
This is a condition caused by biting lice, which are known to be carried by feral pigs. The lice will bite the human handler of their dead host, causing temporary irritation. Sarcoptic itch and acariasis, is a highly contagious infestation with Sarcoptes scabiei, a tiny, whitish-brown, eight-legged mite that burrows into the skin to lay its eggs. Burrowing, egg laying, and faeces deposition cause severe skin irritation, eruption, and itchy rash.
Tony O'Toole: Past President, Australian Pig Doggers & Hunters Association.
Those with an ill-informed and biased point of view have long perpetuated the urban myth of the vicious pig dog. This booklet has been produced by the Australian Pig Doggers & Hunters Association to help dispel this myth and show the so-called pig dog as a loved and obedient family pet.
Responsible and caring owners, from all walks of life, who see their dogs as part of the family, use the dogs shown in all the pictures in the hunting of pigs. Far from being savage killers they help control a feral pest, that causes devastating damage to our natural environment, by finding and holding the pig so it can be dispatched quickly and humanely.
NSW R License information
Public land hunting in NSW is now administered by the Department of Primary Industries Game Unit.