Innolytics, LLC announced that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has granted registration for OvoControl™ P for pigeons. OvoControl™ P is an innovative new product that controls egg hatchability in pigeons, essentially representing non-hormonal oral contraception for birds.
The core technology for OvoControl P centers on the proven ability to reduce the hatchability of eggs by feeding treated bait to birds during the reproductive season. The effect is fully reversible and care has been taken to develop a feeding system that limits exposure to non-target species.
OvoControl interferes with the formation of the vitelline membrane that separates the yolk and white in the egg, so no embryo is ever formed, Innolytics said. The active ingredient, nicarbazin, approved more than 50 years ago, was originally developed to prevent a disease in poultry. Due to its unique chemistry, the product represents no secondary hazards. For example, a bird of prey which consumes treated pigeons will not be affected by the product.
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