Ear tips to ear tags – identifying cats treated with non-surgical fertility control

Published on Aug 17, 2015
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Ear tips to ear tags – identifying cats treated with non-surgical fertility control

A project is under way, coordinated by the Alliance for Contraception in Cats & Dogs (ACC&D), to develop a new method to mark free-roaming cats that have undergone non-surgical sterilization. As Valerie Benka, of the ACC&D, explains, the current standard of ‘ear tipping’ of cats has the significant drawback of requiring general anesthesia. A prototype acrylic ear tag is being investigated for its potential for humane application, communication of information, comfort, durability and minimization of infection. This presentation was delivered at the 2015 congress of the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) in collaboration with the ACC&D. This video is related to the following article published in the Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery: "Ear tips to ear tags: Marking and identifying cats treated with non-surgical fertility control" http://bit.ly/1Q982iU


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