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Background: Gonadectomy, or neutering, is a very common surgery for dogs having many positive effects on behavior, health, and longevity. There are also certain risks associated with neutering including the development of orthopedic conditions, cognitive decline, and a predisposition to some...

Author(s)
Belanger, J. M.; Bellumori, T. P.; Bannasch, D. L.; Famula, T. R.; Oberbauer, A. M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 2017, 4, 6, pp (26 May 2017)
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Knowledge of risk factors for canine obesity is an important pre-requisite of effective preventative strategies. This study aimed to investigate risk factors for canine obesity in adult companion dogs across Zealand, Denmark. Client-owned dogs (>2 years of age and without chronic illness) were...

Author(s)
Bjørnvad, C. R.; Gloor, S.; Johansen, S. S.; Sandøe, P.; Lund, T. B.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2019, 170, pp 104730
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Background: Intervertebral disc herniation (IVDH) involves displacement of the intervertebral disc secondary to disc degeneration and is extremely common in dachshunds. Clinical signs include pain with or without paresis or paralysis. Mortality rate is high and some cases are left with permanent...

Author(s)
Dorn, M.; Seath, I. J.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
Canine Genetics and Epidemiology, 2018, 5, 11, pp (15 November 2018)
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There are sparse published scientific data on associations between neutering and the severity and survival of dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. This study aimed to explore the timing of neutering with respect to onset of seizures in dogs with idiopathic epilepsy. Associations between neutering and...

Author(s)
Meervenne, S. van; Volk, H. A.; Verhoeven, P. S.; Ham, L. van; O'Neill, D. G.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Veterinary Journal, 2019, 252, pp 105354
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This study is based on the Swiss Canine Cancer Registry, comprising 121,963 diagnostic records of dogs compiled between 1955 and 2008, in which 63,214 (51.83%) animals were diagnosed with tumour lesions through microscopical investigation. Adenoma/adenocarcinoma (n=12,293, 18.09%) was the most...

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Grüntzig, K.; Graf, R.; Boo, G.; Guscetti, F.; Hässig, M.; Axhausen, K. W.; Fabrikant, S.; Welle, M.; Meier, D.; Folkers, G.; Pospischil, A.
Publisher
Elsevier Ltd, Oxford, UK
Citation
Journal of Comparative Pathology, 2016, 155, 2/3, pp 156-170
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Background: Gonadectomy is one of the most common procedures performed on dogs in the United States. Neutering has been shown to reduce the risk for some diseases although recent reports suggest increased prevalence for structural disorders and some neoplasias. The relation between neuter status...

Author(s)
Sundburg, C. R.; Belanger, J. M.; Bannasch, D. L.; Famula, T. R.; Oberbauer, A. M.
Publisher
BioMed Central Ltd, London, UK
Citation
BMC Veterinary Research, 2016, 12, 278, pp (8 December 2016)
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Background. Failure among pet owners to neuter their pets results in increased straying and overpopulation problems. Variations in neutering levels can be explained by cultural differences, differences in economic status in rural and urban locations, and owner perceptions about their pet. There are ...

Author(s)
Downes, M. J.; Devitt, C.; Downes, M. T.; More, S. J.
Publisher
PeerJ, San Francisco, USA
Citation
PeerJ, 2015, 3, 1196, pp e1196
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Neutering of companion animals is common practice in the United States and many other parts of the world. There is growing concern that the uniform recommendation of neutering is detrimental to the pet population by affecting normal functions of other body systems. This may predispose these animals ...

Author(s)
Sones, E.
Publisher
The Society for Theriogenology, Montgomery, USA
Citation
Clinical Theriogenology, 2019, 11, 3, pp 239-242
Abstract

Although pet population management programs have been established worldwide, few reports on program evaluation have been carried out to date. Accordingly, a 3-year longitudinal study has been carried out in a 4000 household neighborhood located within the metropolitan area of Curitiba, the eighth...

Author(s)
Costa, E. D.; Martins, C. M.; Cunha, G. R.; Catapan, D. C.; Ferreira, F.; Oliveira, S. T.; Garcia, R. de C. M.; Biondo, A. W.
Publisher
Elsevier B.V., Amsterdam, Netherlands
Citation
Preventive Veterinary Medicine, 2017, 139, Part A, pp 33-41
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Lymphoma is a common haematopoietic neoplasm in dogs. Several breeds have been shown to have a predisposition to lymphoma; however, very little information exists regarding the South African dog population. This study assessed whether any breed had increased odds of developing lymphoma compared...

Author(s)
Rooyen, L. J. van; Hooijberg, E.; Reyers, F.
Publisher
AOSIS OpenJournals, Tygervalley, South Africa
Citation
Journal of the South African Veterinary Association, 2018, 89, pp a1530

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