publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Association of neutering with health and welfare of urban free-roaming cat population in Israel, during 2012-2014

Gunther, I.; Raz, T.; Klement, E.;
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  • Published: 01 Sep 2018 Journal: Preventive Veterinary Medicine, volume 157, pages 26-33 (issn: 0167-5877, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Abstract 'Trap-Neutering by gonadectomy-Return' (TNR) is currently becoming an accepted method for managing free-roaming cat (FRC) populations, especially in human habitation. However, data regarding its impact on cat welfare are limited. In order to determine the demographic risk factors for FRC morbidity, we followed FRC populations in the city of Rishon LeZion during 2012–2014. Their age status (kitten/adult), contraceptive status (neutered/intact), sex, body-condition-scoring (BCS 1-5/5; 1= emaciation, 5= obesity), skin lesions, and external signs of disabilities and injuries were recorded and analyzed. We fitted a mixed effects generalized linear model to e...
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free text keywords: Food Animals, Animal Science and Zoology, Demography, Population, education.field_of_study, education, Emaciation, medicine.symptom, medicine, Kitten, biology.animal, biology, Obesity, medicine.disease, Veterinary medicine, Human habitation, Skin lesion, business.industry, business, Welfare, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Neutering
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2018

Association of neutering with health and welfare of urban free-roaming cat population in Israel, during 2012-2014

Gunther, I.; Raz, T.; Klement, E.;