Short-term contraception can be a stopgap resource when access to surgery is delayed. A weekly oral dose can be inexpensive and accessible through compounders using a veterinary prescription. This session will describe how shelters can use an oral contraceptive for female cats placed before surgery, or those who come of age in foster care, and a pilot program in cat colonies. ACC&D, a nonprofit working to advance nonsurgical sterilization, will also describe progress in the search for a single injection, nonsurgical sterilant.
Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE): This sessions has been approved for 1 credit of CEUs.
- Joyce Briggs, MS | President, Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs
- Linda Jacobson, BVSc, MMedVet(Med), Ph.D. | Senior Manager, Shelter Medicine Advancement, Toronto Humane Society
- Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DABVP | Fran Marino endowed professor of shelter medicine education, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida
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