Thursday, August 14, 2008

Position Statements of the DVMs who Study Reproduction

AMERICAN COLLEGE OF THERIOGENOLOGISTS---MSN POSITION
... from the American College of Theriogenologists – the vets who study reproduction.

http://www.theriogenology.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=53

This points to a page of position statements; be sure to read both their "Position Statement on Mandatory Spay/Neuter" and the following"Basis for Position Statement on Mandatory Spay/Neuter."

Important points include: "the decision to spay or neuter a pet must be made on a case by case basis and this decision should be made between the pet's owner and its veterinarian."

And, "research has shown that in locations where mandatory spay and neuter programs have been instituted, a decrease in the number of vaccinated and licensed animals has been seen due to poor program compliance."

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