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.
- The Effect of OvoControl P on Non-target Birds and Other Wildlife
- Secondary Toxicity of Nicarbazin in Birds
- Absorption and Toxicity in Birds
- Absorption, Excretion and Environmental Fate
- The Efficacy of OvoControl in Pigeons
Please contact us if you would like to receive copies of the reference materials contained in these white papers.