PERISSODACTYLS - UNGULATES

EQUIDS

Recommendations

  1. PZP vaccine (F) - short term: 2-3 consecutive years
  2. Regu-mate® (F) - standard horse dose is 0.044 mg/kg daily

Cautions

  1. Progestins may cause endometritis, pyometra and hydrometra
  2. MGA efficacy has not been established in equids
  3. GnRH agonists previously tested were ineffective in males
  4. PZP may not be reversible after long-term use (>3 consecutive years)

Research and Monitoring

  1. Suprelorin (deslorelin) implant efficacy in females
  2. Surveillance for deleterious effects
    Contraception Annual Survey
    Tissue Submission Form – Pathology
    Adverse Reactions Report

TAPIRS AND RHINOCEROS

Recommendations

  1. Depo-Provera® (F)
    Tapirs: 5 mg/kg body weight every 3 months
  2. Regu-mate® (F)
    Tapirs: estimate standard horse dose (0.044 mg/kg daily)
  3. PZP vaccine (F) - short term: 2-3 consecutive years

Cautions

  1. Synthetic progestins may cause endometritis, pyometra and hydrometra
  2. PZP may not be reversible after long-term use (>3 consecutive years)
  3. Regu-mate not yet tested in tapirs

Research and Monitoring

  1. Suprelorin (deslorelin) implant efficacy in females
  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)