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Monday, May 23 • 17:00 - 18:00
GnRH agonist use in unusual and avian pets

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GnRH agonists suppress sex hormones and have traditionally been used to treat hormone-related diseases. Diseases such as ovarian cysts in guinea pigs and adrenal disease in ferrets have traditionally been treated surgically, but the advent of longer-acting GnRH agonists such as leuprolide injections and deslorelin implants have allowed them to be managed medically when appropriate. More recently, GnRH agonists have also been used to manage hormone-related behavioural problems such as aggression, hypersexuality and feather-plucking in species that are difficult to routinely desex, eg. birds and reptiles. The mechanism of action, duration of action and appropriateness of GnRH agonists for these different diseases and species will be discussed

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Dr Shangzhe Xie

Exotic Pets Referral Veterinarian/Surgical Coordinating Veterinarian, Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Centre
Dr Shangzhe Xie has been working as a veterinarian within exotics referral practices since his graduation from Murdoch University in 2008. Shangzhe also completed a Masters of Veterinary Studies in Conservation Medicine degree from 2009-2010. After completing the Masters degree, Shangzhe... Read More →

Monday May 23, 2016 17:00 - 18:00 ACST
City Room 3 Adelaide Convention Centre