Message Number: YG4864 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Bruce Williams, DVM
Date: 2001-06-25 16:26:00 UTC
Subject: Re: second post - young jill in heat

--- In Ferret-Health-list@y..., Linda Iroff <ferret@m...> wrote:
> I am still looking for the exact medication and dosage used to
bring a jill
> out of heat. My vet says he has megestrol acetate (Megace or
> which is used in cats (and even lions!) but I've not heard good
> about it on this list. He is willing to get in whatever is needed.

Dear Linda:

I don't have a dose for ovaban - but I haven't heard of it working,

The two drugs that you will ahve the best luck with are Human
chorionic gonadotrophin (Cystorelin) at 100 IU IM, repeated in 7 days
if necessary. Or you can use gonadotropin releasing hormone at 20
ug, repeated in 1 week if necessary. Both of these drugs are most
effective if given 14 days after the onset of estrus.

with kindest regards,

Bruce Williams, dVM