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.

Continuing education

Registry of Approved Continuing Education (RACE): This sessions has been approved for 1 credit of CEUs.


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