May 29, 2013
Categories: Surgery and Sterilization

MFConsult_dogs_2What if you could sterilize five dogs or cats in the time it takes to do one, for a quarter the cost? New developments in non-surgical sterilization are making that not just possible, but a reality.

On Saturday, July 13, at the 2013 ASPCA/Cornell/Maddie’s® Shelter Medicine Conference in Ithaca, NY, Robert Weedon, DVM, MPH, and Joyce Briggs of the Alliance for Contraception in Cats and Dogs (ACC&D) will give a series of presentations on non-surgical sterilization for animal shelters and spay/neuter clinics. From the schedule:

Beyond the cutting edge: non-surgical tools for contraception, and sterilization of dogs and cats
8:45am – 9:45am

What could our field do with new drugs or vaccines to prevent unwanted litters, without surgery! Come learn the status of research on a variety of approaches for doing just that and how ACC&D (and others) are helping to further the research and availability to ensure the most progressive and safe tools become available in our field.

Non-surgical neutering – are you ready?
9:50am – 10:50am

If all non-profits could neuter male dogs non-surgically today, it would pour over $50 million dollars into the animal welfare community. In this workshop you will learn what you need to know about the technology behind ZeuterinTM, the only FDA-approved nonsurgical sterilant for use in male dogs. We’ll discuss the importance of training and proper injection technique, tips for successful implementation and real-life examples of how animal welfare groups are currently using it.

Zeuterin Demo (for veterinarians and veterinary technicians only)
5pm – 6 pm

Zeuterin is the only FDA-approved nonsurgical sterilant for use in male dogs. In this demonstration, we’ll discuss the importance of training and proper injection technique in order to prevent adverse reactions. Several live dogs will be treated with Zeuterin, for those present to learn how to administer the product through proper injection technique.

The conference will be held July 13-14, 2013, at the College of  Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York. The complete  schedule is available here (PDF). 

Fees to attend are $75 for veterinarians, $25 for veterinary  technicians, $10 for individuals and free for students. You can register and see continuing education credit information here.