Felis ISSN 2398-2950

Chorionic gonadotrophin

Synonym(s): Gonadotrophin

Introduction

Name

  • Chorionic gonadotrophin.

Class of drug

  • Glycoprotein hormone.

Description

Physical properties

  • Powder.

Storage requirements

  • Refrigeration preferable between 2-8°C.
  • Protect from light.

Uses

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Indications

  • See also serum gonadotropin   Serum gonadotrophin  .
  • In bitches who fail to hold mating.
  • To supplement or replace LH in cases of ovulation failure or delay   Failure to show estrus  .
  • To induce lactation post-partum.
  • Genital hypoplasia and reduced libido in males.
  • Diagnosis of cryptorchidism   Testicle: cryptorchid  .

  • Ferret
  • Management of estrus in breeding jills.

Administration

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • England G C (1999)Confirmation of ovarian remnant syndrome in the queen using hCG administration.Vet Rec141(12), 309-310.

Other sources of information

  • Based onSmall Animal Formulary.Tennant, Bryn (1999) 3rd edn. Cheltenham: BSAVA. ISBN: 0 9052 1452 8.

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