Oestrus suppression in ferrets

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The text on this page is taken from an informal compilation of opinions of contributors to the online VOLE List. As such, they are not peer reviewed and may contain differences of opinion. Those wishing to contact the list may contact Adrian Smith.

Would anyone have any experience they might be kind enough to share in using Suprelorin implants in female ferrets to suppress oestrus whilst on study?

I don't have any experience of suprelorin in ferrets on study but I have used it many many times in pet and breeding ferrets in practice.

It works very well. Despite the seemingly large dose for such a small creature the implant, in my experience, rarely remains effective beyond about 6 months, even though it is supposed to last up to 12 months. They do tolerate it well, though I recommend administering the implant under sedation if possible - it's a big needle!

Use the 4.7mg dose size.