Hastings Seeks Volunteers for Deer Sterilization Experiment May 14, 2013 New York

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... While Hastings-on-Hudson waits to see if the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) will allow them to sterilize local deer with immunocontraception darts—the Village isn't wasting time preparing for its potential experiment... The Village plans to use a dart gun to inject an immuncontraceptive vaccine called porcine zona pellucida (PZP), which is derived from pig ovaries and creates antibodies that surrounds the female’s egg and prevents sperm from attaching. Dr. Allan Rutberg ... is assisting the Village with its study...


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