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Drugs Used in Avian Reproductive Disease

Drugs Used in Avian Reproductive Disease

Drug

Type/Class

Dosage

Calcium gluconate (10%)

Calcium supplement

50–100 mg/kg, SC, IM

Calcium glubionate

Calcium supplement

25 mg/kg, PO, bid

Leuprolide acetate

GnRH agonist

700–800 mcg/kg, IM, every 2–3 wk

Deslorelin acetate

GnRH agonist

4.7-mg and 9.5-mg implants SC, dorsal back between scapulas every 3–6 mo

Oxytocin

Hormone

5–10 U/kg, IM; may repeat once

Dinoprostone

Prostaglandin E2

0.02–0.1 mg/kg, topically to uterovaginal sphincter

Dinoprost tromethamine

Prostaglandin F2

0.02–1 mg/kg, IM, intracloacal once