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- Miller, L.A.; Gionfriddo, J.P.; Rhyan, J.C.; Fagerstone, K.A.; Wagner, D.C.; Killian, G.J.
- Human-wildlife conflicts 2008 v.2 no.1 pp. 93
- Odocoileus virginianus; deer; fawns; contraception; contraceptives; gonadotropin-releasing hormone; vaccines; immunization; injection; immune response; duration; antibody formation; antifertility effect; sexual development
- ... Immunocontraceptive vaccines based on gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) have been tested in adult white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus), but their effects on fawns are unknown. The purpose of this study was to determine if early immunization against GnRH would induce a long-lasting immune response in fawns, and if it would delay or prevent sexual development. We gave primary and subsequen ...
- Curtis, P.D.; Richmond, M.E.; Miller, L.A.; Quimby, F.W.
- Human-wildlife conflicts 2008 v.2 no.1 pp. 68
- Odocoileus virginianus; deer; contraception; contraceptives; gonadotropin-releasing hormone; vaccination; adverse effects; animal pathology; granuloma; injection site; blood chemistry; reproductive system; females; bucks
- ... Before immunocontraceptives can be considered safe to use on wildlife species, potential health risks should be assessed. Gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) immunocontraceptive has successfully reduced fertility of white-tailed deer (Odocoileus virginianus); however, associated deer physiology has rarely been examined. We conducted gross necropsy examinations, histology, and blood chemistry com ...