8TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON
WILDLIFE FERTILITY CONTROL
On July 18-21, 2017, the Botstiber Institute for Wildlife Fertility Control hosted the 8th International Conference on Wildlife Fertility Control in Washington, DC. The conference is a continuation of an international forum on research into the management of wildlife populations through contraception that began 30 years ago.
The conference convened over one hundred attendees from twelve countries. Participants included scientists, veterinarians, managers, policy-makers and advocates in the field of wildlife fertility control. Presentations focused on the progress and challenges of fertility control in a variety of species including elephants, wild horses, deer, wild pigs, squirrels, commensal rodents and kangaroos.
Abstracts and PowerPoint presentations from the conference can be viewed following the links below.
The central role of fertility control in reproductive management of captive animal populations
The development of immunocontraceptive vaccines based on zona pellucida antigens for control of feral raccoons in Japan
GonaCon-Equine suppresses fertility in free-ranging horses (Equus caballus): Limitations and side effects of treatment
Identifying pZP-immunocontracepted mares using IgG isotypes
Feral horse management in tribal communities: Strategies and challenges
Development and current status of African elephant (Loxodonta africana) immunocontraception using the PZP.
Fertility management for feral swine in the U.S.: A manager’s perspective
Developing new visible marking options for free-roaming dogs and cats sterilized or contracepted non-surgically
Contraception in female Tasmanian devils dose response effects, efficacy and health parameters when using deslorelin implants
The challenges of broad-scale delivery of wildlife fertility control
Evaluating surgical sterilization as a management technique for overabundant suburban deer populations
Assessing ovulation cycling and vaccine reversibility in American bison (Bison bison) treated with PZP
Sexless in the city: A nonlethal management strategy for controlling eastern gray squirrel reproduction in an urban area
Fertility control for wildlife management: Development of new tools and regulatory issues
Managing wild horse herds with limited resources
Porcine and recombinant zona pellucida vaccines as immunocontraceptives for donkeys in the Caribbean
Human conflict with rodents and other mammals in the UK: Why we need fertility control
Vasectomy operations in spotted deer (Axis axis)-A successful method in wildlife fertility control