MARSUPIALS

Recommendations

  1. MGA implant (F)
  2. Depo-Provera® (F) injection for seasonal breeders (2-5mg/kg body weight every 2-3 months)
  3. GnRH Agonists - Gonadotropin Releasing Hormone Agonists are considered the safest reversible contraceptives, but dosages and duration of efficacy are not well established for all species; side effects are generally similar to those associated with gonadectomy, especially the potential for weight gain unless diet is controlled.
    Suprelorin® (deslorelin) Implants (F)
    Lupron® Depot Injection (F)

Cautions

  1. Few data exist for this taxon
  2. GnRH agonists have been shown to be ineffective in male marsupials

Research and Monitoring

  1. Surveillance for deleterious effects
    Contraception Annual Survey
    Tissue Submission Form – Pathology
    Adverse Reactions Report

THE USE OF ANY CONTRACEPTIVE IN NON-DOMESTIC ANIMALS IS CONSIDERED EXPERIMENTAL

(M=MALE-DIRECTED, F=FEMALE-DIRECTED METHOD)