The Science of OvoControl 0.5% (brand of nicarbazin)
The active ingredient in OvoControl, nicarbazin, was originally developed by Merck, the pharmaceutical company, in the mid-1950's. The compound is still in widespread use today (NICARB), world-wide, to control coccidiosis, an enteric disease in poultry.
Interference with egg hatchability with nicarbazin is an unwanted side-effect in chickens. Together with the USDA National Wildlife Research Center in Fort Collins, CO, Innolytics developed OvoControl as a useful new tool to help manage pest birds.
See the Package Insert for a quick technical reference guide.
Additionally, the following white papers provide further details on the most common technical questions and concerns.
Please contact us if you would like to receive copies of the reference materials contained in these white papers.