Header

UZH-Logo

Maintenance Infos

Gonadectomy in cats and dogs: a review of risks and benefits


Reichler, I M (2009). Gonadectomy in cats and dogs: a review of risks and benefits. Reproduction in Domestic Animals=Zuchthygiene, 44(Suppl.):29-35.

Abstract

The necessity, and in particular the timing, of gonadectomy in dogs and cats is still controversial. This is mainly because gonadectomy confers a mixture of benefits and adverse effects that depend upon the age at neutering, sex, species and breed. In this paper, the long-term risks and benefits of gonadectomy, at various ages, in dogs and cats are reviewed using data describing the effects of desexing on the urogenital tract and on other medical conditions, such as orthopaedic diseases, immune-mediated diseases, tumour development and behaviou.

Abstract

The necessity, and in particular the timing, of gonadectomy in dogs and cats is still controversial. This is mainly because gonadectomy confers a mixture of benefits and adverse effects that depend upon the age at neutering, sex, species and breed. In this paper, the long-term risks and benefits of gonadectomy, at various ages, in dogs and cats are reviewed using data describing the effects of desexing on the urogenital tract and on other medical conditions, such as orthopaedic diseases, immune-mediated diseases, tumour development and behaviou.

Statistics

Citations

Dimensions.ai Metrics
24 citations in Web of Science®
23 citations in Scopus®
55 citations in Microsoft Academic
Google Scholar™

Altmetrics

Downloads

3076 downloads since deposited on 12 Jan 2010
1406 downloads since 12 months
Detailed statistics

Additional indexing

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Date:2009
Deposited On:12 Jan 2010 07:50
Last Modified:17 Feb 2018 23:26
Publisher:Paul Parey Scientific
ISSN:0936-6768
Additional Information:The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
OA Status:Green
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0531.2009.01437.x
PubMed ID:19754532

Download

Download PDF  'Gonadectomy in cats and dogs: a review of risks and benefits'.
Preview
Content: Accepted Version
Filetype: PDF
Size: 1MB
View at publisher