Chemical immobilisation and rangeland species: assessment of a helicopter darting method for Australian cattle
Jordan O Hampton, Anja Skroblin, Tom R De Ridder, Andrew L Perry
The Rangeland Journal | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2016
The authors thank the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), Rangelands NRM Co-ordinating Group and CSIRO for facilitating this study. The study was conducted and funded through the 'Cattle Responses to EcoFire as a Management Tool - Demonstrating the Benefits' project, initiated by the AWC and Rangelands NRM and funded by the Australian Government's National Landcare Program. The authors thank Michael Everett (Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia) and Butch Maher (Fitzroy Helicopters) for help with field work. The authors thank Cait and Nigel Westlake (Mount House Station) for access to study animals and support. The authors also thank Kira Andrews and Grey Mackay (Rangelands NRM) and Sarah Legge (previously with AWC), who developed the overarching study. Hugh McGregor, Katherine Tuft, James Smith and Alex James provided various logistical support. For advice relating to cattle darting, the authors thank John Skillington, Michael Elliott, Callum McDonald, Peter Adams, Michael Laurence, Neal Finch and Tony Searle.