Comparative efficacy of levonorgestrel and deslorelin contraceptive implants in free-ranging eastern grey kangaroos (Macropus giganteus)
Michelle E Wilson, Graeme Coulson
Wildlife Research | CSIRO PUBLISHING | Published : 2016
Awarded by Australian Research Council
We thank the managers of the Anglesea Golf Club, Damian Franzmann and Rachel Kane, for facilitating this research at the golf club. Camp Wilkin, Anglesea Recreation Camp, Heather and David Oke, and Andy and Maxine Howlett generously provided accommodation throughout the project. The work was undertaken with the assistance of many people, in particular Dr Jemma Cripps and Dr Sarah Garnick. We acknowledge the assistance of Dr Sue Finch from the Statistical Consulting Centre in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics, The University of Melbourne, in the statistical analysis. We thank Professor Marco Festa-Bianchet and Dr Sarah Garnick for comments on an early version of the manuscript, and Professor R. V. Short for supplying the levonorgestrel implants. This study was funded by the Australian Research Council Linkage Project (LP0560344), The Koala and Kangaroo Contraception Program led by the late Professor Des Cooper, Holsworth Wildlife Research Endowment and Parks Victoria's Research Partners Panel. It was undertaken with the approval of The University of Melbourne Animal Ethics Committee (Project 06146) and the then Department of Sustainability and Environment (Research Permit 10004041).