Neutering- New UC Davis study

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Neutering- New UC Davis study

Postby spinster » Sat Feb 16, 2013 8:47 am

Golden retriever study suggests neutering affects dog health
February 13, 2013

Neutering, and the age at which a dog is neutered, may affect the animal’s risk for developing certain cancers and joint diseases, according to a new study of golden retrievers by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis.

The study, which examined the health records of 759 golden retrievers, found a surprising doubling of hip dysplasia among male dogs neutered before one year of age. This and other results were published Feb. 13 in the online scientific journal PLOS ONE.

Read more: http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_det ... o?id=10498
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