Canis ISSN: 2398-2942

Therapeutics: reproductive system

Contributor(s): Clare Targett, Lauren Trepanier

Promoters of gonadal function

  • * Indicates drug not licensed for this use in this species.
Gonadotrophins
  • Chorionic gonadotrophin Chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG):
    • Similar effect to luteinzing hormone (LH).
    • Used to supplement or replace LH when ovulation failure or delay.
    • To improve libido and diagnose cryptorchid testis (NB not licensed for diagnosis).
  • Occasionally used to treat cryptorchidism prior to castration with variable success.
  • Serum gonadotrophin Serum gonadotrophin (eCG):
    • Effects similar to LH and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH).
    • Used to advance growth of follicle and ovulation.
    • In combination with hCG to induce estrus.
    • To promote spermatogenesis.
  • hCG and eCG may become ineffective after repeated doses due to antibody formation.

Sex hormones

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Prostaglandins

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Myometrial stimulants

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