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Contraception and Fertility Control in Dogs and Cats

An ACC&D Publication

Contraception and Fertility Control in Dogs and Cats, published in 2013, is the definitive reference guide to the growing and dynamic field of non-surgical methods and research to manage reproduction in cat and dogs.

This book updates an original report on this topic, which was written in 2002 and authored by Dr. Linda Rhodes (ACC&D Board of Directors) and Katherine Moldave, MBA (ACC&D Scientific Advisor), who were also co-founders of animal health consulting firm Alcherabio, LLC. Our 154-page Contraception and Fertility Control in Dogs and Cats reflects progress in the field over the following decade; information on the first commercialized products; and expansion of the research on future technologies and tools in part thanks to the $75 million Michelson Prize & Grants in Reproductive Biology, which was launched in 2008.

This report was contracted by ACC&D and supported by a generous grant from PetSmart Charities. Alcherabio was again involved, with Katherine Moldave as the primary author and Dr. Rhodes serving as a primary reviewer and author of one chapter. We are all very grateful to the numerous reviewers and information contributors who also helped make this work possible. Please note our thanks to them as individuals on page 9 and 10 of the report.

The field of non-surgical fertility control is changing rapidly. For the most up-to-date information on any product or approach, please visit the appropriate topic-specific page on ACC&D's website.

Praise for Contraception and Fertility Control in Dogs and Cats:

“I have just finished reading the Contraception & Fertility Control document written for ACC&D. It is absolutely outstanding and an incredible resource on so many fronts. Huge Way To Go!!! This document will be a resource for all of us for many years.”
- Shirley D. Johnston, DVM, PhD, Director, Scientific Research, Michelson Prize and Grants Program, Found Animals Foundation

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ACCD Contraception and Fertility Control in Dogs and Cats April 2013 cover