Navigation Links
Texas A&M testing oral contraceptives for animals
Date:2/19/2008

COLLEGE STATION, Feb. 19, 2008 If youre a land owner and animals such as coyotes or wild pigs are driving you hog wild, help may soon be on the way to control their numbers in a humane way in the form of a birth control pill for animals being developed at Texas A&M Universitys College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences. The concept would be to get it to wild animals through baited food, researchers say.

Researchers are testing oral contraceptives used in much the same way as in humans and the results are promising, says Duane Kraemer, a professor in veterinary physiology and pharmacology and a world leader in embryo transfer who has been involved in cloning four different species in recent years.

Kraemer, one of the pills creators, and other members of the research team are testing the contraceptive for use on wild animals, but the applications could most likely be used in pets, he believes.

No one method will be useful in all situations, he stresses.

This approach inhibits maturation of the egg and therefore prevents fertilization. The animals continue to cycle, so it will not yet be ideal for many pet owners. But there is an advantage for use in wild and feral animals.

Kraemer says the research team has recently started tests on domestic models for predators animals such as feral pigs and cougars but if successful, it could be used on a wide variety of animals, including dogs and cats, he explains. The team also has submitted grant applications for similar projects on coyotes and deer.

A spinoff of this contraceptive could probably be used on many different species, he adds.

The $90,000 project is being funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and private donations.

The pill works by inhibiting the maturation of the egg, not the entire cycle, Kraemer says. The technical name for the drug is called a phosphodiesterase 3 inhibitor, and it is one member of a family of
'/>"/>

Contact: Keith Randall
keith-randall@tamu.edu
979-845-4644
Texas A&M University
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Texas Hospital nations first to use large-scale cocoon strategy against whooping cough
2. Rices West honored as one of Texas best researchers
3. UT Southwestern scientist honored among best in Texas research
4. Gulf of Mexico dead zone to be studied by University of Texas at Austin marine scientists
5. Ceres and Texas A&M to develop and market high-biomass sorghum for biofuels
6. Texas researchers and educators head for Antarctica
7. NOAA invests $3 million for unmanned aircraft system testing
8. Genetic Alliance names Genetic Testing as its official journal
9. Should children be permitted to get genetic testing for BRCA 1/2 mutations?
10. New chimeric mouse model for human liver diseases, drug testing
11. Market testing of dietary supplements and drugs underscores value of USPs public health programs
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/12/2015)... Aug. 12, 2015   MedNet Solutions , an ... spectrum of clinical research, is proud to announce that ... comprehensive SaaS-based eClinical technology platform, has led the way ... two quarters of 2015.   Q2 2015 and Q1 ... measured by contract value sold in the company,s 15 ...
(Date:8/12/2015)... JOSE, Calif. , Aug. 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... developer of human interface solutions, today announced that ... recently announced Match-in-Sensor solution, have officially been named ... Alliance. As part of the certification, Synaptics, Natural ... FIDO 1.0 Universal Authentication Framework (UAF) standard and ...
(Date:8/10/2015)... LONDON , August 10, 2015 ... visiongain offers comprehensive analysis of the global border ... will generate revenues of $16.4bn in 2015. Now: ... This is an example of the business critical issue you ... to read visiongain ,s objective analysis of how this ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):MedNet Solutions Experiences Explosive Corporate Growth 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 2Synaptics Announces FIDO Certification of Natural ID Fingerprint Solutions 3Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 2Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 3Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 4Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 5Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 6Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 7Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 8Border Security Market Report 2015-2025 - Growth in Biometrics, ICT, Manned and Unmanned Vehicles, and Perimeter Surveillance 9
... People and giant snakes not only target each other ... according to a study co-authored by a Cornell University researcher. ... modern Filipino hunter-gatherer group have been attacked by giant pythons ... their next meal. The study also finds that both the ...
... The Concord Consortium ( www.concord.org ) has received a ... for digital curricula that model the "textbook of tomorrow." ... but most examples out there still barely scratch the ... work creating better, deeply digital learning experiences for science, ...
... to provide a haven for both protected species and ... have analysed species living on the seabed (benthic species) ... areas require special protection., , "It,s not possible to ... That,s why I,ve done what experienced mushroom pickers do ...
Cached Biology News:The Concord Consortium awarded multi-million dollar Google grant 2Life on Kosterhavet's seabed analyzed 2
(Date:9/2/2015)... 2, 2015 Veracyte, Inc. (NASDAQ: VCYT ... president and chief executive officer, will present at the ... 2015 at 10:30 a.m. ET in New ... audio webcast and subsequent replay may be accessed by ... available shortly after conclusion of the presentation and archived ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Advancing in medical imaging processing technology has ... in ICU to 3D skull printing analysis for Neurosurgery, ONYX ZEUS all-in-one surgical ... simultaneous access to high precision medical images and electronic health records. , ...
(Date:9/2/2015)... ... September 02, 2015 , ... Genedata, ... research, today unveiled Genedata Screener ® version 13.0 at ELRIG Drug Discovery ... to market a rich set of new capabilities. Screener now supports High Throughput ...
(Date:9/1/2015)... 2015  ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRV ), ... of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today that it will ... Annual Global Investment Conference sponsored by H.C. Wainwright ... The St. Regis Hotel in New York, ... , Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Veracyte to Present at Morgan Stanley Global Healthcare Conference 2Surgical Workstation Powered by 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ Skylake Processors 2Surgical Workstation Powered by 6th Gen. Intel® Core™ Skylake Processors 3New Genedata Screener 13.0 with Support for High Throughput Flow Cytometry and DMPK Unveiled at ELRIG 2New Genedata Screener 13.0 with Support for High Throughput Flow Cytometry and DMPK Unveiled at ELRIG 3New Genedata Screener 13.0 with Support for High Throughput Flow Cytometry and DMPK Unveiled at ELRIG 4ContraVir to Present at Rodman & Renshaw 17th Annual Global Investment Conference 2
... A group of business and technology leaders is asking ... pledged state funds for the Biomedical Technology Alliance ... researchers and private industry in southeastern Wisconsin. , ,The ... a margin of 15-1, and endorsed by the Doyle ...
... - ProHealth Care , a not-for-profit network ... application delivery system from NetScaler, Inc. , for ... to better coordinate application usage and response time across ... regional hospitals, 13 primary care clinics, home health care ...
... - Catalyst International, Inc., has appointed ... with more than 30 years of experience in the ... Data, where he last served as president of its ... America, Europe, Asia, India, Mexico and the Middle East. ...
Cached Biology Technology:Budget axe could cut SE Wisconsin tech alliance funding 2Budget axe could cut SE Wisconsin tech alliance funding 3
Mouse monoclonal antibody raised against a partial recombinant TPR. NCBI Entrez Gene ID = TPR...
... be used to test the crossreactivity of ... that are commonly used as blocking reagents ... for 19 different protein preparations on a ... and species specificity, QC of purified antibodies, ...
... Each kit contains sufficient materials for 1,464 array sample ... Membrane: 4 each , Blocker BSA in PBS ... mg , BupH Phosphate Buffered Saline: 8 packs ... , SuperSignal West Pico Luminol Enhancer: 2 x 25 ...
... Each kit contains sufficient materials for 1,464 array sample ... 4 each , Blocker BSA in ... Anti-Mouse Antibody, HRP-conjugated: 10 g , ... , 10% Tween-20: 2 x 10 ml ampules ...
Biology Products: