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Should we advocate neutering for all pet rabbits?
  1. A. G. Bradbury and
  2. G. J. E. Dickens
  1. Innovia Technology, St Andrews House, St Andrew's Road, Cambridge CB4 1DL, UK; e-mail: guen.bradbury{at}


The neutering of pet rabbits has become more common in recent years due to recognition of the importance of species-specific social contact and the perceived risk of reproductive malignancies in unspayed older females. Here, Guen Bradbury and Greg Dickens argue that the benefits of neutering singly housed rabbits (still the majority in the UK) may not outweigh the adverse effects of the procedure.

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