This paper describes the strategies being employed in the development of an immunocontraceptive vaccine using sperm antigens, to control fox populations in Australia. It is proposed that such a vaccine will be delivered orally in a bait, thereby ultimately stimulating a mucosal immune response within the female reproductive tract. The eventual success in producing such a vaccine requires the identification of gamete antigens that cause immunological infertility, a detailed understanding of the reproductive immunology of foxes, and the selection of the most effective form of antigen delivery system.
|Author||Bradley, M. P.|
|Secondary title||Contraception in wildlife management: APHIS Technical Bulletin No. 1853|
|Place published||Denver, Colorado|
|Publisher||Denver Wildlife Research Centre|
|Control method||Fertility Control|
|Region||Australia - national|