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Effect of early spay / neuter on IMHA

    • 342 posts
    August 23, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

    Question submitted during the Underlying Disease Screening in Dogs with IMHA webinar:

    Is there any association between early spay or neuter and incidence of IMHA in dogs?



    • 14 posts
    August 29, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

    I don’t know if the age of neutering has been investigated, studies are varied but some show it is more common in particular in spayed females, and here is link to a recent study out of UC Davis asking if reproductive status is associated with the development of immune-mediated disease.