|02-22-2014 08:48 AM|
there is a lot of blogging against this drug. It was linked to a lot of problems the first time it was on the market. The new "owner" says that the only cause of problems was that it wasn't injected correctly in the first roll-out. That following his new instructions very precisely will prevent any incidents.
Injectable sterilant for dogs returning to market - VIN
Exercise Caution: A Word from Victoria’s Vet About Chemical Castration*|*Victoria Stilwell Positively
|02-19-2014 05:18 PM|
|02-19-2014 04:27 PM|
From your research:
"Neutersol, administered by direct injection into the testicles...Neutersol does not require the use of general anesthesia, though sedation is recommended to prevent the dog from moving during injection."
If I was going to have my testicles injected then a bit of sedation would probably be a good idea.
From Wiki it appears that the original version, Neutersol, was taken off the market due to business reasons. "It was developed by Pet Healthcare International, Inc. and was approved by the FDA for small puppies in 2003. In 2005 however, Pet Healthcare International severed ties with its manufacturing partner Addison Biologicals, and production of the drug stopped."
Zeuterin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Did some digging and found this piece: http://www.acc-d.org/ACCD%20docs/Zeu...PPPJan2014.pdf
Here is a quote from that piece on long term health effects:
"Long-term effects. In the past decade (and on a more limited basis for the past several decades), thousands of male dogs have been successfully neutered with this zinc gluconate formulation with no reports of any long-term
|02-19-2014 04:10 PM|
|02-19-2014 04:07 PM|
|Lauri & The Gang||
It's only to be used on males between 3 - 10 months of age. That's a very limited window.
Animal Drugs @ FDA
|02-19-2014 04:06 PM|
|Lauri & The Gang||
I did a little digging.
Zeuterin is another brand name for Neutersol (same compound - zinc gluconate neutralized by arginine). Neutersol was approved by the FDA back in 2003 but was taken off the market (I'm still trying to find out why).
Here's what the chemical does:
|02-19-2014 03:55 PM|
|02-19-2014 03:04 PM|
I'd prefer neutering over something this new and scary. I worry that in several years dogs come down with problems related to this "miracle" drug.
Besides sterilization if you want to get rid of testosterone, does 50% make a difference?
|02-19-2014 02:05 PM|
|Oisin's Aoire||I agree with Laurie.|
|02-19-2014 12:05 PM|
|mssandslinger||i feel the intention is good but its just another chemical, im not a big fan of pharmaceuticals to begin with so im bias,|
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