Use of an oestrogen, androgen or gestagen as a potential chemosterilant for control of rat and mouse populations.

@article{Gao1993UseOA,
  title={Use of an oestrogen, androgen or gestagen as a potential chemosterilant for control of rat and mouse populations.},
  author={Yushi Gao and Roger V. Short},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility},
  year={1993},
  volume={97 1},
  pages={39-49}
}
Three synthetic steroids were evaluated as potential chemosterilants for rodent control. Ethinyl oestradiol, methyl testosterone or Org 5933, a synthetic gestagen, were incorporated into paraffin blocks containing cereal grains and offered to laboratory rats and mice in addition to their standard laboratory diet. Ethinyl oestradiol (50 mg kg-1 paraffin block) was highly unpalatable to female rats, and the amount of steroid ingested was not sufficient to interfere with their oestrous cycles or… CONTINUE READING

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