Cortisol levels and aggression in neutered and intact free-roaming female cats living in urban social groups.

@article{Finkler2010CortisolLA,
  title={Cortisol levels and aggression in neutered and intact free-roaming female cats living in urban social groups.},
  author={Hilit Finkler and Joseph Terkel},
  journal={Physiology & behavior},
  year={2010},
  volume={99 3},
  pages={343-7}
}
Free-roaming domestic cats in urban areas often live in defined social groups, and the breeding females in these groups tend to form structures of a matrilineal nature. In recent years, resulting from the growing populations of free-roaming cats in many cities worldwide, these cats are being managed using the Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) method. The aims of this study were to explore the hypotheses that (a) neutering reduces aggression in the females living in such social groups; and (b) if such… CONTINUE READING