Out-of-Season Breeding Progestagen Use

Progestagen Use


Various forms of progestagen with different routes of administration have been used to extend the lifespan of the corpus luteum for synchronization in both cycling as well as non-cycling does.  Options for hormone control with progestagens (synthetic proegesterones) include:

1.Intravaginalprogestogensponges (pessaries)

2.CIDRs– (controlled intravaginal drug-releasing devices)

3.Melengestrolacetate (MGA)  


None of the pharmacological treatments listed above have been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use in goats, only one (CIDRs® ) has been approved for …