Six dead dogs in six weeks: grazier's heartache at poisoning

GAYNDAH and the surrounding district in the North Burnett is in the grips of what is strongly suspected to be a strychnine poisoning epidemic, with close to a dozen reported cases.

One grazier lost six treasured dogs in six weeks.

Owner and principal of Gayndah Veterinary Surgery, Nathan Hitchcock, has treated four dogs for suspected poisoning, two of them dying, and is aware of at least four other dogs he hasn't seen which have come down with symptoms.

Only one of them survived after the owner induced vomiting.

Dr Hitchcock saw his first case on September 5 and his most recent case on Saturday night.

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