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Influence of orchiectomy on canine behaviour.
Vet Rec. 1997 Jun 14; 140(24):617-9.VR

Abstract

One hundred and twenty-two dog owners were interviewed to obtain information about the effects of orchiectomy on the behaviour, unwanted side effects, and testosterone-dependent disease processes in their dogs. Behavioural problems were the main reason for orchiectomy, unwanted sexual behaviour being the most common, together with roaming, aggression, and abnormal urination behaviour. Objectionable sexual behaviour, inter-male aggression, roaming, and abnormalurination were reduced after orchiectomy in approximately 60 per cent of the dogs. The side effects of orchiectomy included increased bodyweight, increased appetite and decreased activity in less than 50 per cent of the dogs, and there was a significant relationship between increased appetite and bodyweight. The clinical signs of testosterone-dependent disease in most of the dogs either decreased or disappeared after orchiectomy.

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Department of Clinical Sciences of Companion Animals, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9228691

Citation

Maarschalkerweerd, R J., et al. "Influence of Orchiectomy On Canine Behaviour." The Veterinary Record, vol. 140, no. 24, 1997, pp. 617-9.
Maarschalkerweerd RJ, Endenburg N, Kirpensteijn J, et al. Influence of orchiectomy on canine behaviour. Vet Rec. 1997;140(24):617-9.
Maarschalkerweerd, R. J., Endenburg, N., Kirpensteijn, J., & Knol, B. W. (1997). Influence of orchiectomy on canine behaviour. The Veterinary Record, 140(24), 617-9.
Maarschalkerweerd RJ, et al. Influence of Orchiectomy On Canine Behaviour. Vet Rec. 1997 Jun 14;140(24):617-9. PubMed PMID: 9228691.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Influence of orchiectomy on canine behaviour. AU - Maarschalkerweerd,R J, AU - Endenburg,N, AU - Kirpensteijn,J, AU - Knol,B W, PY - 1997/6/14/pubmed PY - 1997/6/14/medline PY - 1997/6/14/entrez SP - 617 EP - 9 JF - The Veterinary record JO - Vet. Rec. VL - 140 IS - 24 N2 - One hundred and twenty-two dog owners were interviewed to obtain information about the effects of orchiectomy on the behaviour, unwanted side effects, and testosterone-dependent disease processes in their dogs. Behavioural problems were the main reason for orchiectomy, unwanted sexual behaviour being the most common, together with roaming, aggression, and abnormal urination behaviour. Objectionable sexual behaviour, inter-male aggression, roaming, and abnormalurination were reduced after orchiectomy in approximately 60 per cent of the dogs. The side effects of orchiectomy included increased bodyweight, increased appetite and decreased activity in less than 50 per cent of the dogs, and there was a significant relationship between increased appetite and bodyweight. The clinical signs of testosterone-dependent disease in most of the dogs either decreased or disappeared after orchiectomy. SN - 0042-4900 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9228691/Influence_of_orchiectomy_on_canine_behaviour_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -