U.S. Department of Agriculture: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service


Date of this Version

April 2000


Published in AMERICAN JOURNAL OF REPRODUCTIVE IMMUNOLOGY VOL. 44, 2000. Permission to use. Copyright Munksgaard, 2000.


One of the most successful immunocontraceptive vaccines used for wildlife is porcine zona pellucida (PZP). Several authors have published on the use of PZP immunocontraceptive vaccines to immunosterilize white-tailed deer. This is the first long term study of the use of GnRH contraception of deer. This GnRH immunocontraceptive study was part of a multi-year White- Tailed deer infertility study on the deer herd at Pennsylvania State University, (PSU) University Park, Pennsylvania in cooperation with National Wildlife Research Center, (NWRC) Fort Collins, CO.