NEW WORLD MONKEYS - PRIMATES

GENERAL

Recommendations

  1. 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; males may require higher doses. Side effects are generally similar to those associated with gonadectomy, especially the potential for weight gain unless diet is controlled.
    Suprelorin® (deslorelin) Implants (F or M)
    Lupron® Depot Injection (F or M)
  2. MGA implant (F)
  3. Depo-Provera® injection (F) - Depo-Provera injection can be used to prevent the post-partum estrus until an MGA implant can be placed or as longer term contraception.
    • 20mg/kg body wt, effective for approximately 30 days

Research and Monitoring

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

CALLIMICO

Recommendations

  1. 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; males may require higher doses. Side effects are generally similar to those associated with gonadectomy, especially the potential for weight gain unless diet is controlled.
    Suprelorin® (deslorelin) Implants (F or M)
    Lupron® Depot Injection (F or M)
  2. Separation of reproductive individuals.

Caution

MGA was found to cause excessive decidualization of the uterine endometrium in a study of callimicos; if this result proves to be generally true, permanent infertility may result, and other progestins would be expected to have the same effects.

Research and Monitoring

  1. Evaluation of reversibility of uterine pathology
  2. 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)