Saint Louis Zoo. AZA Reproduction Management Center. Contraception. Available at: www.stlzoo.org/animals/scienceresearch/reproductivemanagementcenter/aza-contraception-program/. Accessed Jan 13, 2017.)| false
A 4.5-year-old 15.8-kg (34.8-lb) sexually intact female clouded leopard (Neofelis nebulosa) from a zoological collection was anesthetized for routine examination and melengestrol acetate (MGA) contraceptive implant removal in preparation for breeding. The MGA implant (48.1 mg/kg [21.86 mg/lb], SC) had been surgically placed 20 months prior to this examination and 8 months following the delivery of 2 healthy cubs. Findings on physical examination were unremarkable except for a firm, prominent, tubular structure in the caudal aspect of the abdomen that was detected on palpation. Findings on CBC, serum biochemical analysis, and urinalysis were within acceptable limits. Radiographs
Dr. Shum was a final-year veterinary student at the time of manuscript submission.
Dr. Shum's present address is Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, Charlottetown, PE C1A 4P3, Canada.