Wild horse contraception research: priming and boosting doses
Contraceptive efficacy of priming and boosting doses of controlled-release PZP in wild horses
Allen Rutberg, Kayla Grams, John W. Turner Jr, Heidi Hopkins
Published: April 27, 2017 http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/WR16123
Context. At some sites, wild horse populations have been effectively and non-invasively regulated using remote darting with porcine zona pellucida (PZP) immunocontraceptive vaccines. However, this model has not been widely applied to wild horse herds in western USA, many of which are difficult to access because they roam large areas and are wary of people. Single-treatment, multi-year contraceptive vaccines would significantly broaden the scope for successful contraceptive management.
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