5th International Symposium on Non-Surgical
Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control
June 20-22, 2013
Portland Hilton Hotel and Executive Tower
Portland, Oregon, U.S
The goals of the symposium are to expedite the progress of scientists, raise awareness among animal welfare advocates, veterinarians, scientists, and those working in public health, advance effective and humane use of currently available non-surgical approaches, and facilitate networking among stakeholders.
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ACC&D has held four international symposia to bring together researchers, academics, veterinarians, animal welfare professionals and other stakeholders in cat and dog fertility control. Our 4th International Symposium on Non-Surgical Contraceptive Methods of Pet Population Control was held April 8-10, 2010, in Dallas, Texas, U.S. 185 participants from 25 countries came together to explore the latest science and current non-surgical tools. Proceedings from these symposia include presentation abstracts, discussion notes, presentation materials, and attendee lists. Please use the links below to access proceedings from this and previous symposia. (Our 5th International Symposium will be held June 20-22, 2013, in Portland, Oregon, US.)
UPDATE: Contraception and Fertility Control in Dogs and Cats
Updated and expanded in 2013, the 154 page Contraception and Fertility Control in Dogs and Cats is the definitive reference guide to the growing and dynamic field of non-surgical methods and research to manage reproduction in these animals. Find out more and download a FREE copy HERE!
Scientific Think Tanks
ACC&D Think Tanks convene multi-disciplinary groups to focus on specific opportunities for advancing our mission. Topics include areas of science with potential to lead to non-surgical sterilants, as well as related areas of research that need to be advanced for future sterilant technologies to be used most effectively and efficiently. To find out more about the Think Tanks and to read outcome reports from each, please click here.
ACC&D Surveys of Veterinarians
ACC&D Non-surgical Sterilization Study: Veterinarian Attitude and Awareness Survey
Report on ACC&D-commissioned survey of 200 U.S. private practice veterinarians' perspectives of surgical sterilization and potential of non-surgical alternatives.
ACC&D Non-surgical Sterilization Study: Shelter Veterinarian Attitude and Awareness Survey
Report on ACC&D-commissioned survey of 240 U.S. shelter veterinarians' perspectives of surgical sterilization and potential of non-surgical alternatives.
Product Profile and Position Pieces (PPPPs)
ACC&D is working to build a library of PPPP's on contraceptive and sterilant technologies which are currently available. Please note that for most currently-available approaches do not meet our priorities of being demonstrated to be safe, effective, and permanent in one treatment. However, because these products are available, we often receive questions about them, and we hope the information in these documents will help those who are considering these products make the best decision for the animals in their care. Please visit again soon as we'll be adding products to this section routinely.
FeralStat™ Product Profile and Position Papers (Note: This document is in the process of being updated to reflect that FeralStat is no longer on the market. However, the resource may be helpful for those considering using an equivalent dosage of the active ingredient, megestrol acetate.)
Issues, Methods, and Applications (Zoo and Aquarium Biology and Conservation Series) (Hardcover) by Cheryl S. Asa, Ingrid J. Porton
Animal Welfare Information Center Resource Series No. 28 - January 2009
Compiled and edited by: Kristina M. Adams M.S.
National Agricultural Library, U.S. Department of Agriculture
This publication provides a comprehensive listing of the literature published on the broad topic of spaying and neutering cats and dogs, including sections on chemical, hormonal and immunological alternatives to surgery.