Occurrence of urinary incontinence in spayed bitches at the Veterinary Hospital of the Anhembi-Morumbi University, São Paulo, Brazil

Authors

  • Tiziana De Cesare
  • Silvia Ferrari Universidade Anhembi-Morumbi, Faculdade de Medicina Veterinária, São Paulo, SP
  • Stefano Romagnoli University of Padova, Dept. of Animal Medicine, Production and Health, Padua

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.v50i3p184-187

Keywords:

Urethral sphincter, Ovariosalpingohysterectomy, Neutering

Abstract

Urinary incontinence (UI) can occur in bitches after spaying due to a functional alteration in the urethral sphincter. which may be caused by a number of different causes among which a decrease in the blood levels of steroidal hormones or an increase in gonadotropin in order to determine the occurrence of UI in spayed bitches at the Veterinary Hospital, University Anhembi-Morumbi, the medical records of spayed bitches in the period 2002-2009 were examined from August 2010 to March 2011. The owners of 227 bitches were contacted by telephone to search for development of UI after spaying. Of these, 73 (32.2%) died with no symptom of UI, 146 (64.3%) did not develop UI, and eight (3.5%) developed UI in the period of 3.8 ± 1.6 years after castration.

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Published

2013-06-21

How to Cite

De Cesare, T., Ferrari, S., & Romagnoli, S. (2013). Occurrence of urinary incontinence in spayed bitches at the Veterinary Hospital of the Anhembi-Morumbi University, São Paulo, Brazil. Brazilian Journal of Veterinary Research and Animal Science, 50(3), 184-187. https://doi.org/10.11606/issn.1678-4456.v50i3p184-187

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