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Ferrets

Human chorionic gonadotropin

Synonym(s): hCG

Contributor(s): David Perpinan, Molly Varga

Introduction

Name

  • Human chorionic gonadotropin (hCG).

Class of drug

  • Hormone.

Description

Chemical name

  • (2S)-2-amino-6-[[(2R)-1-(carboxymethylamino)-1-oxo-3-sulfanylpropan-2-yl]amino]-6-oxohexanoic acid.

Molecular formula

  • C11H19N3O6S.

Molecular weight

  • 321.34.

Physical properties

  • Liophilisate: white to off-white powder.

Storage requirements

  • Store at 20-25°C/68-77°F.
  • Store refrigerated after reconstitution.

Uses

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Indications

  • Induction of ovulation in cases of prolonged estrus (hyperoestrogenism)  Prolonged estrus.
  • Prolonged estrus is a common condition in entire jills without access to males.

Administration

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Pharmacokinetics

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed Papers

  • Recent references from PubMed and VetMedResource.
  • Prohaczik A, Kulcsar M, Trigg T et al (2010) Comparison of four treatments to suppress ovarian activity in ferrets (Mustela putorius furo). Vet Rec 166 (3), 74-78 PubMed.

Other sources of information

  • Johnson-Delaney C A (2017) Ferret Medicine and Surgery. CRC Press, USA. pp 514.

Organisation(s)

  • National Office of Animal Health (NOAH) Compendium of Data Sheets for Animal Medicines. Website: www.noahcompendium.co.uk.

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