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Breast Cancer Prevention

An intraductal approach is gaining ground as a way to evaluate and clear out precancerous changes in the breast ducts Parsemus Foundation encourages research on simple approaches that could have a big impact, including the intraductal approach to early breast cancer– preventing, or eliminating, early cellular changes in the milk ducts (where the great majority… Read more


Vasalgel FAQ

Find Your Answers Here! How does Vasalgel™ work? Vasalgel is a polymer material that is injected into the vas deferens (the vessel that transports sperm), where it sets up as a gel and blocks the flow of sperm. The quick procedure is similar to No-Scalpel Vasectomy except the doctor injects the vas deferens with Vasalgel… Read more


Other female sterilization approaches

Ultrasound-guided female sterilization Summary Ultrasound can be used to guide an injection into the uterus, uterine horns, fallopian tubes, or ovaries of female mammals, including dogs and humans. We have discovered that it is quite hard to inject into the ovaries due to the difficulty of puncturing the hard outer capsule. Ultrasound can be used… Read more


Street dog identification/marking

Marking Street Dogs Promoting evidence-based best practices Parsemus Foundation is helping support research on ways to sterilize dogs and cats without surgery and anesthesia. But the current methods of marking which animals have been sterilized all require anesthesia. This creates a Catch-22! In dogs, ear-notching (cutting a chunk out of the ear and then sealing… Read more


Shrinking tumors nonsurgically

Tumor bulk reduction Older dogs often get mammary tumors and benign masses. Though benign, these lumps can cause problems if they get very large or start to restrict movement. But owners are often reluctant to put their older dogs under anesthesia for surgery, or they do not have the money. Calcium chloride in alcohol, which… Read more


Modernizing spay practice for females

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Ovary-Sparing Spay

Promoting choice for optimal animal health Ovary-sparing spay may be a way to have one’s cake and eat it too: a way to spay female dogs (thus addressing population concerns), without the increased cancer risk and health impacts from hormone loss (particularly in large and giant breeds) that are only recently beginning to be understood…. Read more


Other contraceptive research

Men need more contraception options Did you know that there are over 85 million unintended pregnancies worldwide each year? With only condoms and vasectomy as contraceptive options, men currently have limited choices to control their reproduction. Demand for a non-hormonal, highly effective contraceptive for men is increasing, with use expected to reduce the incidence of… Read more