The effect of early-age gonadectomy on the health and well-being of cats

16 November 2013 → 15 May 2014
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Natural sciences
    • Animal biology
  • Medical and health sciences
    • Public health care
    • Public health sciences
    • Public health services
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary medicine
    • Other veterinary sciences
    • Other agricultural, veterinary and food sciences
feline early-age gonadectomy anaesthesia animal well-being surgery behavior
Project description

Eight hundred kittens are divided in two groups: VC (neutered at 8-12 weeks of age) or LC (neutered at 6-8 months of age). The aim is to define anesthetic and surgical protocols for early-age gonadectomy in cats. Furthermore the frequencies of obesity, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, spontaneous fractures and behavior problems among two groups of cats are compared.