Proceedings
5th International Symposium on
Non-Surgical Methods of Pet Population Control

June 20-22, 2013
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
 
 

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General Documents
Letter from the Board Chair and President
Symposium press release
Full post-event report

Complete Symposium program (electronic version of the printed Symposium program)
Symposium sponsors

Photo gallery: 5th International Symposium
Photo gallery: Post-Symposium Zeuterin Training (coordinated by Ark Sciences, LLC)

Post Symposium Survey - 61% response rate
 

 

Symposium Welcome

Welcome and Overview - Joyce Briggs and Dr. Steve Zawistowski
Special welcome on behalf of the Animal Shelter Alliance of Portland and Oregon Humane Society - Sharon Harmon and Dr. Kris Otteman
Presentation with Video        PowerPoint Slides   

Special Sessions, Keynote Address, and Awards

Keynote Address: Cats, dogs, and the road to personhood - Dr. David Grimm, Online News Editor, Science
Presentation with Audio       PowerPoint Slides    
ACC&D Awards
Special Achievement Award to Dr. Min Wang - Leadership Award to Dr. Linda Rhodes
Presentation with Audio 
The ethic of innovation - Betsy Banks Saul
Presentation with Video
Special remarks - Betsy Banks Saul and Gregory Castle
Presentation with Video
The one-minute contraceptive implant: when science meets ancient cultures - Dr. Judith Samson-French, 2013 CVMA Humane Award winner
Presentation with Audio       PowerPoint Slides     "Meet the Innu Dogs" Video

General Sessions

Reproductive Biology 101 - Dr. Amy Fischer
Presentation with Audio       PowerPoint Slides       Glossary   

Understanding the need and products that meet that need: An international panel of leaders with perspectives on cat and dog population control
Complete panel presentation (video contains all panel presentations)
Presentation with Video
Introduction/Overview - Dr. Elly Hiby (Panel Moderator)
Session Overview
Kate Atema (International Fund for Animal Welfare)
PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
Becky Robinson (Alley Cat Allies)            
PowerPoint Slides   
Dr. Charles Rupprecht (Global Alliance for Rabies Control)
PowerPoint Slides       Abstract

Dr. Ismail Thoya (Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals)
Abstract        

Implications for different stakeholders of different profile products: Perspectives from dog breeders, the veterinary field, animal sheltering, cat fancy
Complete panel presentation (video contains all panel presentations)
Presentation with Video
Introduction/Overview - Dr. Steve Zawistowski (Panel Moderator)
Session Overview
Wayne Cavanaugh (United Kennel Club)
PowerPoint Slides      Abstract
Dr. Gail Golab (American Veterinary Medical Association)
PowerPoint Slides      Abstract
Betsy McFarland (The Humane Society of the United States)
Abstract

Joan Miller (Cat Fanciers Association)
PowerPoint Slides      Abstract        

The Michelson Prize & Grants: The first five years - Dr. Shirley Johnston
Presentation with Audio     PowerPoint Slides       Abstract

Approaches with potential for nearer-term impact
Introduction - Cathy Moldave (Session Chair)
PowerPoint Slides     Session Overview
ZeuterinTM in male dogs and cats - Dr. Byron Maas
Presentation with Audio     PowerPoint Slides     Abstract
Calcium Chloride in male dogs and cats - Elaine Lissner
PowerPoint Slides     Abstract   recorded PPT coming soon - please check back
GonaConTM in female dogs - John Eisemann
Presentation with Audio     PowerPoint Slides     Abstract
GonaConTM in female and male cats - Dr. Julie Levy
Presentation with Audio     PowerPoint Slides     Abstract
SuprelorinTM/Deslorelin in dogs and cats - Dr. Linda Rhodes
Presentation with Audio     PowerPoint Slides     Abstract
Questions & Answers
Presentation with Audio

Timely Topics for the non-surgical sterilization field
Reproduction hormones in the dog: friends or foes? - Dr. Karin Albers-Wolthers (Dr. Auke Schaefers-Okkens)
Presentation with Video        PowerPoint Slides     Abstract
Different strokes for different folks: Navigating ethical questions and cultural differences partnering technologies, test sites, and target audiences - Dr. Monica List, with contributions from Dr. Elly Hiby and Kate Nattrass Atema  
Presentation with Video        PowerPoint Slides    

Field Implementation Track

Focus on felines: Tools to help you plan your programs and measure your success
Introduction/Overview - Dr. Steve Zawistowski (Panel Moderator)
Presentation with Audio     Session Overview
The complexities of control: A simulation modeling approach for evaluating alternative methods of controlling free-roaming cat populations - Dr. Phil Miller
Abstract (presentation slides and narration will be available following submission of research for journal publication)
From data to implementation: Using modeling results and field studies to generate management guidance for free-roaming cats - Dr. John Boone
Presentation with Audio     PowerPoint Slides     Abstract     Practical Guidelines
Counting cats: Some guidance and an example - Dr. Margaret Slater
Presentation with Audio     PowerPoint Slides     Abstract     A Guide to Counting Cats

Questions and answers
Presentation with Audio

Already sterilized or not? Methods of marking animals
Introduction/Overview - Valerie Benka (session chair)
Presentation with Audio      Session Overview
A comparison of ear-tagging and ear whiting as methods of identification in dogs - Dr. Raffaella Leoci
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides      Abstract
ACC&D Think Tank and InnoCentive Challenge Results - Valerie Benka
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides      Presentation summary    Complete Think Tank report
Questions & Answers
Presentation with Audio      

Population dynamics of free-roaming dogs
Introduction/Overview - Dr. Elly Hiby (Session Chair)
Presentation with Audio      Session Overview
Using fertility control inhibitors for dog population management: a roadmap - Dr. Giovanna Massei
PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
A system for integrated data collection, information, analysis and modeling - John Friar, Kate Atema
Presentation (no Audio)      Companion Audio        Abstract
Practical ways to measure important dog population parameters - Dr. Elly Hiby
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides       Abstract

Getting involved in field testing of non-surgical sterilants: Lessons learned, and what organizations and veterinarians should consider when getting involved
Complete panel presentation (video contains all panel presentations)
Presentation with Video
Introduction/Overview - Dr. Linda Rhodes (Session Chair)
Session Overview
A trial with Deslorelin in free-roaming female dogs on First Nations reserves - Dr. Judith Samson-French
PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
Testing GonaCon for female dogs in Nepal: Preliminary results - Dr. Giovanna Massei
PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
Could your organization use Calcium Chloride? Nuts and Bolts - Elaine Lissner
 PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
Designing a field trial: The devil is in the details - Dr. Linda Rhodes and Dr. Julie Levy
 PowerPoint Slides       Study Protocol

State and local regulations: Preparing the way for use of new non-surgical tools - Deborah Press
 Presentation with Video    PowerPoint Slides       Abstract     
   Presentation handouts: Compiled materials (5 documents)
   Pet sterilization in state and local law: Chart
   State sterilization definitions: Chart    Map
   State sterilization adoption requirements: Chart     Map

ZeuterinTM/EsterilsolTM: Intratesticular injectible sterilant for male dogs 
Panel of users from the U.S. and abroad (video contains all panel presentations)
Presentation with Video
Introduction - Karen Green (panel moderator)
Session Overview
Dr. Mary Blankevoort (Portland Animal Welfare Team)
PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
Dr. Kelly Farrell (First Coast No More Homeless Pets)
PowerPoint Slides      
   FCNMHP Zeuterin handouts: Compiled documents
   FCNMHP Zeuterin handouts: Script      Staff info      Owner info     Client info     Consent/treatment form    After-care info
Dr. Ismail Thoya (Kenya Society for the Protection and Care of Animals)
PowerPoint Slides       Abstract   
Dr. Amber Valinski (The Shot Spot)
Behaviour assessment of male free-roaming dogs following surgical and non-surgical sterilization in Puerto Natales, Chile
- Dr. Raphael Vanderstichel
Abstract (presentation slides and narration will be available following submission of research for journal publication)


Sterilant/Contraceptive Discovery Track

Immunological approaches to contraception and sterilization of cats and dogs
Introduction - Dr. Linda Rhodes (Session Chair)
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides       Session Overview
Concomitant administration of GonaConTM and rabies vaccine in female dogs (Canis familiaris) in Mexico - Dr. Luis Lecuona
Abstract (presentation slides and narration will be available following submission of research for journal publication)
Development of attenuated felines herpesvirus-1 as a contraceptive vaccine vector - Dr. Michael Munks
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
Filamentous phage as a platform for development of contraceptive vaccines for animals - Dr. Tatiana Samoylova
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
Questions & Answers
Presentation with Audio    

Target: The gonads - Inactivation and/or destruction of gonadal stem cells
Introduction - Dr. Michelle Kutzler (Session Chair)
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides       Session Overview
Clinical evaluation of efficacy and safety of Calcium Chloride associated with ethyl alcohol and lidocaine for non-surgical sterilization of sexually mature canine and feline adults - Dr. Kuladip Jana
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
A single subcutaneous dose of KU-AS-272 elicits complete loss of spermatogenic support in adult male rats - Dr. Joseph Tash
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
The effect of surgical and chemical sterilization on canine testosterone levels - Dr. Raphael Vanderstichel
Abstract (presentation slides and narration will be available following submission of research for journal publication)
Questions & Answers
Presentation with Audio

GnRH agonists and antagonists: Laboratory and field learning
Introduction - Dr. Cheryl Asa (Session Chair)
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides       Session Overview
Effect of a GnRH agonist in immature domestic cats - Dr. Ana Cristina Carranza-Martin
Abstract (presentation slides and narration will be available following submission of research for journal publication)
Slow-release GnRH agonist implants - mode of action and their use as a contraceptive for dogs and cats - Dr. Sandra Goericke-Pesch
Abstract (presentation slides and narration will be available following submission of research for journal publication)
May deslorelin acetate be used safely in bitches for contraception? A retrospective clinical study - Dr. Iris Reichler
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
Can single administration of a high dose GnRH agonist persistently suppress the canid reproductive axis? The coyote (Canis latrans) as a model - Marjie MacGregor
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides       Abstract
Questions & Answers
Presentation with Audio

Unique approaches to the challenge
Introduction - Dr. Donal Skinner (session chair)
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides      Session Overview
Kisspeptin: A central regulator of reproduction in the bitch - Dr. Karin Albers-Wolthers
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides      Abstract
Gene silencing technology as a tool to induce permanent sterility - Dr. Sergio Ojeda
Abstract
Hypothalamic pituitary targeted approaches for non-surgical sterilization of cats and dogs: Using a GnRH antagonist to delivery a toxin to gonadotrophs - Dr. Scott Struthers
Presentation with Audio      PowerPoint Slides      Abstract
Questions & Answers
Presentation with Audio

Poster Session
Effect of deslorelin acetate (Suprelorin) short-term contraceptive treatment on triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) blood concentrations in queens - Dr. Camila Louise Ackermann
Poster     Abstract
Effect of deslorelin acetate (Suprelorin) short-term contraceptive treatment on triiodothyronine (T3) and thyroxine (T4) blood concentrations in tom cats - Dr. Camila Louise Ackermann
Poster     Abstract
Intratesticular chemical castration with zinc chloride in male cats - Dr. Alper Baran
Poster     Abstract
Changes in ovarian contraction by Endothelin-2/receptor system in the feline ovary - Joseph A. Cacioppo
Poster     Abstract
Role of LH in the pathophysiology of urinary incontinence in ovarioectomized bitches - Caitlin Donovan
Poster     Abstract
GnRH antagonists in dog and cat contraception: What should we know? - Dr. Cristina Gobello
Poster     Abstract
Modular design of ligand-toxin conjugates - Dr. William Ja
Poster     Abstract
Intratesticular injection of a calcium chloride tincture in the dog - Dr. Raffaella Leoci
Abstract
Single intratesticular injection of zinc gluconate as a contraceptive method for captive Capuchin monkeys (Cebus libidinosus) - Dr. Erika Oliveira
Poster     Abstract
A role for immunocontraception in dual animal population management and rabies prevention? - Dr. Charles Rupprecht
Abstract
Contraceptive methods used in a community of Sāo Paulo, Brazil - Dr. Oswaldo Santos (Dr. Rita de Cassia Maria Garcia)
Poster     Abstract
Mathematical modeling of temporary non-surgical sterilization of dogs and cats - Dr. Oswaldo Santos
Poster     Abstract
Effect of intratesticular injection of zinc gluconate neutralized by arginine on reproductive parameters - Dr. Min Wang
Poster     Abstract