Basal testosterone concentrations after the application of a slow-release GnRH agonist implant are associated with a loss of response to buserelin, a short-term GnRH agonist, in the tom cat.

@article{GoerickePesch2013BasalTC,
  title={Basal testosterone concentrations after the application of a slow-release GnRH agonist implant are associated with a loss of response to buserelin, a short-term GnRH agonist, in the tom cat.},
  author={S Goericke-Pesch and Plamen S Georgiev and Ivan Fasulkov and Angel Vodenicharov and Axel Wehrend},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2013},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={65-9}
}
Slow-release GnRH agonist implants are considered an effective, reversible alternative to surgical castration in male tom cats. Individual differences exist regarding the onset of efficacy and might be delayed in some animals. Single measurements of testosterone (T) might result in basal concentrations also in intact male cats. Consequently, GnRH stimulation tests are performed to measure T increase in intact animals and to differentiate castrated from intact male cats. In this study, five tom… CONTINUE READING

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