Body Condition of Feral Cats and the Effect of Neutering

  title={Body Condition of Feral Cats and the Effect of Neutering},
  author={K. C. Scott and J. Levy and S. P. Gorman and Susan M. Newell Neidhart},
  journal={Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science},
  pages={203 - 213}
  • K. C. Scott, J. Levy, +1 author Susan M. Newell Neidhart
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science
  • Considerable debate exists regarding the most appropriate methods for controlling feral cat populations, both from humane and logistical points of view. The physical condition of feral cats has not been reported, and it is not known if these cats benefit from neutering. This study investigates the body condition of feral cats by measuring body weight (BW), body condition score (BCS; Burkholder, 2000; Laflamme, Kealy, & Schmidt, 1994), and falciform fat pad. The study includes lateral abdominal… CONTINUE READING
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