OLD WORLD MONKEYS - PRIMATES

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) 2.5-5 mg/kg body wt. at 45-90 day intervals throughout breeding season.

Cautions

No deleterious effects noted, although caution is suggested with progestin use

Research and Monitoring

  1. Chart sexual swelling in species for which it applies
  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)