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Incident Report

Subform I: General Information

1. Report Type.

New incident report

Incident Report Number: 2013-2771

2. Registrant Information.

Registrant Reference Number: x

Registrant Name (Full Legal Name no abbreviations): Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development

Address: 1601, 10320 - 99 street

City: Grand Prairie

Prov / State: Alberta

Country: Canada

Postal Code: T8V 6J4

3. Select the appropriate subform(s) for the incident.

Domestic Animal

4. Date registrant was first informed of the incident.

5. Location of incident.

Country: CANADA

Prov / State: ALBERTA

6. Date incident was first observed.


Product Description

7. a) Provide the active ingredient and, if available, the registration number and product name (include all tank mixes). If the product is not registered provide a submission number.


PMRA Registration No. 23499      PMRA Submission No.       EPA Registration No.


  • Active Ingredient(s)

7. b) Type of formulation.

Application Information

8. Product was applied?


9. Application Rate.


10. Site pesticide was applied to (select all that apply).

Site: Forest - Woods / Forêt et boisés

11. Provide any additional information regarding application (how it was applied, amount applied, the size of the area treated etc).

Formulated in tablets - each table containing 140mg of strychnine alkaloid. The pesticide was applied at bait sites established within the Little Smoky Woodland Caribou population range. Each tablet was inserted into a 5 cm x 5 cm cut of moose or deer meat - the cubes of meat were frozen after insertion of the pesticide tables. Two frozen cubes of meat so prepared were buried within piles of snow surrounding a draw bait (all or a portion of a frozen wild ungulate carcass). The draw bait contained no pesticide. Snow piles were placed between 20 to 30cm from the draw bait. Method of pesticide application, including procedures for establishment of bait sites, were all complient with Government of Alberta standard procedures and requirements. The application has been reviewed and is consistent with animal care requirements adopted by the Government of Alberta.

To be determined by Registrant

12. In your opinion, was the product used according to the label instructions?


Subform III: Domestic Animal Incident Report

1. Source of Report


2. Type of animal affected

Dog / Chien

3. Breed

Blood hound

4. Number of animals affected


5. Sex


6. Age (provide a range if necessary )


7. Weight (provide a range if necessary )


8. Route(s) of exposure


9. What was the length of exposure?

Unknown / Inconnu

10. Time between exposure and onset of symptoms

Unknown / Inconnu

11. List all symptoms


  • General
    • Symptom - Death

12. How long did the symptoms last?

Persisted until death

13. Was medical treatment provided? Provide details in question 17.


14. a) Was the animal hospitalized?


14. b) How long was the animal hospitalized?

15. Outcome of the incident


16. How was the animal exposed?

Accidental ingestion/Ingestion accident.

17. Provide any additional details about the incident

(eg. description of the frequency and severity of the symptoms

Three of the dogs died immediately at the baiting site, presumably rapidly after digging out and consuming meat cubes contaiining pesticide tables. The fourth dog travelled approximately 1.5 to 2.0 miles before digging. The four dogs were the property of a trapper and were unattended and free ranging when they encountered the bait site. It is unknown how much pesticide was ingested by each dog. Exposure occurred only on the one occasion.

To be determined by Registrant

18. Severity classification (if there is more than 1 possible classification


19. Provide supplemental information here

Pesticide was applied as part of the wolf owned by the Government of Alberta to protect the Little Smoky caribou population from extirpation. This wolf management program has been successful - without wolf management, achieved considerably through the effective and managed use of pesticide.the Little Smoky caribou population would have already disapeared. The dogs in question were owned by a trapper on an adjacent trapline. The dogs were free roaming and were probably chasing and harassing wildlife, in contravention of the Alberta Wildlife Act. The bait site was established at an appropriate distance from the trapper's cabin and the site was fully signed with warning signs indicating a pesticide application. The trapper was offered compensation for the dogs, however, he declined. The bodies of the dogs were recovered and incinerated.