OvoControl (nicarbazin 0.5%) Technical Details

The active ingredient in OvoControl, nicarbazin, was originally developed by Merck, the pharmaceutical company,  in the mid-1950’s.  The compound remains in widespread use today (NICARB), world-wide, to control coccidiosis, an enteric disease in poultry.

Nicarbazin’s interference with egg hatchability represents 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.

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.