Contraception 2018

More Contraception News from 2018

Bald Head council approves deer management plan December 28, 2018 North Carolina, State Port Pilot
... Technicians using anesthetic darts and an immunocontraceptive have been treating does on the island for five years, with the goal to maintain the herd at about 200 individuals... require successive doses of the contraceptive for two years ... recent surveys suggest the number of fawns is lower than might be expected...

Plainfield, Council Hears from Residents at Deer Management Public Hearing November 22, 2018 New Jersey, TAPinto.net
... Kamenir offered information about an immunocontraceptive vaccine adapted for the management of deer called Zonastat- D, or PZP, that has been approved federally by the Environmental Protection Agency, but is not yet approved for use in New Jersey.  He urged the council to do what they can to help progress its approval...

Oak Bay seeks more provincial funding for deer birth control program November 15, 2018 British Columbia, Oak Bay News
...  UWSS is committed to inoculating and getting this done next summer, so we’re moving forward with that … we need this grant money to do that... The proposed program funding for 2019 is $63,310 ...

Montclair, MEC investigating deer count to assess numbers October 18, 2018 New Jersey, Montclair Local
... The Montclair Environmental Commission is recommending that a deer count be conducted to assess the number of deer and their locations. Members are also discussing the possibility of the town pursuing vaccination birth control and, if all else fails, hunting...

Bloomington, Deer cull not the answer to overpopulation October 10, 2018 Indiana, Indiana Daily Student 
... it does not appear that non-lethal methods would cost substantially more. While it cost $43,000 to kill 62 deer last year, the Deer Task Force said in its 2012 report that contraception and sterilization cost between $600 to $1,000 per deer and that effective fencing can be built for $6 to $8 per foot...

Braintree councilor floats idea of using birth control on deer October 5, 2018 Massachusetts, Wicked Local Braintree
...  Councilor Tim Carey ... would like to further explore the possibility of using birth-control tranquilizers to control the deer population... Mayor Joseph Sullivan also penned a letter raising concerns about the safety of such a hunt on town land...

Deer management in Oak Bay is proceeding according to plan August 16, 2018 British Columbia, Oak Bay News
... In September, an immuno-contraceptive vaccine will be administered to some of the uncollared Oak Bay does, with a booster administered a few weeks later prior to the rutting season... The idea is to reduce and stabilize the deer population by cutting the birth rate, and without opening up space for deer from surrounding populations to simply move in...

Hastings-on-Hudson program uses contraception to reduce fawn rate August 10, 2018 New York, The Journal News | LoHud.com
...Four years into the village deer contraception program... the mayor said, "there are far, far fewer fawns which you typically see at this time of the summer — I can't say that I've seen a single one ... If the white-tailed deer population is found to have been substantially reduced, the village will adopt a regular contraception protocol...
     Project looks for ways to lower deer population August 10, 2018 New York, Westchester News 12
... immune contraception...  a method to test if the population is in fact getting smaller... "Fifty households all around the village put a hasta plant in a pot and they check it every day, and then they report back in how long that plant has survived without being eaten," said Dr. Lemons. “We saw a doubling of the time that those plants would survive.” ...

Geese numbers down, deer on the rise June 21, 2018 New Jersey, Montclair Local
... “Deer have completely destroyed what was once a huge selling point for our home, a beautifully-maintained front-yard flower garden... A Dryden Road resident has requested that the town come up with a plan using birth control methods to control the deer population...

... the program, intended to test administration of a birth control vaccine, had been expanded to include a surgical component. The program had been scheduled to start in February and will now start sometime in 2019 ... Village trustees are also considering changes to village code that would permit high deer fencing ...

Paula Gillikin Keeps Watch Over Wild Horses April 30, 2018 North Carolina, Coastal Review Online
... The [horse] herd population, currently around 30, has had some ups and downs in the decades since but is stable now because of Gillikin and a birth-control method called immunocontraception... While working on a white-tailed deer immunocontraception project in South Carolina with her adviser, Dr. Allen Rutberg from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University near Boston, where Gillikin earned her master’s in animals and public policy ...

Contraceptive vaccine planned for Oak Bay deer April 10, 2018 British Columbia, Times Colonist
... The program is “ground-breaking” and the first time in B.C. and Canada that the immunocontraceptive vaccine, Zonastat-D, would be used in a small, contained urban setting to manage deer ...  working with a laboratory in the hopes of developing a vaccine that is effective for five to seven years ...

Delafield establishes management committee to focus on reducing deer population March 20, 2018 Wisconsin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The committee will recommend deer management plans to the council ... It could also recommend contraceptives to maintain the population once it is culled...

Oak Bay, BC, moves ahead with experimental deer control program February 23, 2018 British Columbia, CBC.ca
... Zonastat-D was approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in July 2017. Huxley said if the project gets provincial approval, Oak Bay will be the first community in Canada to use the drug on deer.  "This immuno-contraception is also being applied to wild horse populations in Alberta," ...