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.
- Joyce Briggs, MS | President, Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs
- Julie Levy, DVM, PhD, DACVIM, DABVP | Professor of Shelter Medicine, Maddie's Shelter Medicine Program, University of Florida
Wednesday, April 21 | 12:25 to 1:10pm Cats Standard