Disease control through fertility control: Secondary benefits of animal birth control in Indian street dogs.

@article{Yoak2014DiseaseCT,
  title={Disease control through fertility control: Secondary benefits of animal birth control in Indian street dogs.},
  author={Andrew J Yoak and John F Reece and Stanley D. Gehrt and Ian M. Hamilton},
  journal={Preventive veterinary medicine},
  year={2014},
  volume={113 1},
  pages={152-6}
}
We sought to (1) survey sexually intact street dogs for a wide range of diseases in three cities in Rajasthan, India and (2) evaluate links between the health of non-treated dogs and both the presence and duration of animal birth control (ABC) programs. ABC regimes sterilize and vaccinate stray dogs in an attempt to control their population and the spread of rabies. They are commonly suggested to improve the health of those dogs they serve, but here we provide evidence that these benefits also… CONTINUE READING
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