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Alternatives to Surgical Sterilization. Joyce Briggs Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D). Challenges of surgical sterilization. What we’re working toward:. Safe (for animals and the people giving it to the animals) and Effective

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Alternatives to Surgical Sterilization

Joyce Briggs

Alliance for Contraception

in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D)

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What we’re working toward:

  • Safe (for animals and the people giving it to the animals) and Effective

  • Permanent (some opportunity for long-term)

  • Can be given in one treatment

  • Non-reproductive benefits

  • Affordable

  • Products for males, females, cats and dogs

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What’s out there:

  • Several short-acting treatments

  • ACC&D advisors assess and facilitate promising approaches

  • Neutersol ® will be first permanent sterilant available

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Neutersol-what it is:

  • For male dogs

  • Permanent

  • Injected into testicle (one injection for each testicle)

  • Destroys the sperm cells and cells that produce sperm

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  • Effective in 99% of dogs

  • Does not reduce testosterone when given to adult dogs. Some reduction in puppies.

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  • Initial introduction not smooth (pricing, support)

  • ~2% of dogs have injection-site reactions.

  • Testosterone reduction desired in some situations

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  • Was available from 2003 to 2005 in the U.S.

  • Abbott Animal Health re-introducing in U.S. in 2009

  • Ark Sciences launching as Esterilsol in Mexico.

Late 2009

During 2008

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Potential for import of Esterilsol from Mexico at affordable rates within the next 1-2 years.

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Mexico-Culturally Appropriate

  • 10,000 dog study in Mexico.

  • Culture highly resistant to castration.

  • Discovered improvements in administration.

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Texas, USA-High Volume

  • 200 dogs in one day under tent.

  • Owners stayed with dogs throughout.

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Galapagos Islands-Portable and Culturally Appropriate

  • Possible to sterilize dogs many miles into the jungle.

  • Owners not willing to have hunting and guarding dogs castrated, but accepted Neutersol.

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Consider how far we’ve come… tool(s) you need…

  • 3 minute spay

  • Pediatric s/n

  • 15K per year


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So, keep an open mind… tool(s) you need…



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…and join us! tool(s) you need…