Effects of surgical sterilization on canine and feline health and on society

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Abstract

Surgical sterilization of dogs and cats is a well-accepted measure for population control in some countries, but is considered unethical as an elective surgery in other countries. This is a review of what is known regarding positive and negative effects of gonadectomy surgery on individual animals and on societal management of unowned dog and cat populations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)214-222
Number of pages9
JournalReproduction in Domestic Animals
Volume47
Issue numberSUPPL.4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

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Effects of surgical sterilization on canine and feline health and on society. / Root Kustritz, M. V.

In: Reproduction in Domestic Animals, Vol. 47, No. SUPPL.4, 01.08.2012, p. 214-222.

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