Articles & Research Papers
Spay-Neuter Considerations for the Canine Athlete: One Veterinarian's
Opinion by Chris Zink DVM, PhD, DACVP. Reviews several
spay/neuter studies and suggests a much later spay date than
the conventional suggestion of 6 months of age.
Health Risks and Benefits Associated with Spay / Neuter in
Dogs (PDF format)
This research paper finds that the traditional view of spay/neuter
being beneficial to the health of dogs and cats may not be
supported by the evidence.
The Rabies Challenge Fund Charitable Trust's goal is to determine
the duration of immunity conveyed by rabies vaccines. The
goal is to extend the required interval for rabies boosters
to 5 and then to 7 years. This project depends primarily upon
grassroots gifts for funding the costs of conducting the requisite
the Titer Test: Testing a dog’s serum antibody titers
can prevent overvaccinating
by Lorie Long
Originally printed in the Whole Dog Journal.