RANCHO SANTA FE, CA - Innolytics, LLC announced today that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") has granted registration for OvoControl G use in domestic mallard ducks, domestic Muscovy ducks and hybrids thereof. The new product effectively controls egg hatchability and essentially represents non-hormonal oral contraception for birds.
"OvoControl® G Registered for Ducks"
Birth Control for Ducks Now Available from Innolytics
Resident ducks can be problematic in many different urban landscapes - parks, zoos, hotels and subdivisions are typical examples of sites which enjoy some ducks but not "too many". In Florida, Muscovy ducks are considered endemic and have been labeled "invasive and exotic pests" by the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission ("FFWCC"). Once established, the birds can breed relentlessly and exclude habitat from native birds.
"Domestic ducks are not protected by the federal Migratory Bird Treaty Act ("MBTA") and protection is limited to state laws prohibiting animal cruelty", said Dr. John Hadidian, Director of Urban Wildlife from the Humane Society of the United States. "OvoControl is a contraceptive which can help control the population growth of ducks." Dr. Hadidian went on to say that, "Florida is one of the most impacted states, especially with Muscovy ducks. OvoControl G provides communities with a safe and humane new tool to help manage the population of birds."
Originally developed for use in resident Canada geese, OvoControl G represents yet another component in an integrated program for goose and duck management. In combination with other mitigation measures, OvoControl G can provide a more comprehensive and effective, long-term control program.
Established in 2003, Innolytics, LLC is a privately held company which focuses on developing humane population management technology for wildlife. For further information, see the company website at www.hatchcontrol.com.
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Contact: Erick Wolf, CEO, Innolytics, LLC Tel: 858.759.8012 - email [email protected]
OvoControl® is a registered trademark of Innolytics, LLC, Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067