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ACC&D guest edits Special Issue of the Journal of Feline Medicine & Surgery devoted to non-surgical feline fertility control.

by valerie benka | Sep 09, 2015

JFMS cover with borderACC&D guest edited the September 2015 Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery Special Issue devoted to non-surgical fertility control for cats. You can access articles here. JFMS is the flagship journal of the International Society of Feline Medicine (ISFM) and the American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP).

As a companion to the special issue, the 2015 ISFM European Congress included a full-day symposium on non-surgical fertility control, at which journal authors presented on their respective topics to an audience of feline veterinarians, researchers, and advocates. 

For over 50 years, International Cat Care (formerly the Feline Advisory Bureau) has been raising the standard of treatment and care provided to cats through partnerships with international veterinary organizations, expert resources for cat owners, and work on behalf of unowned cats. We were honored when iCatCare, which is a member of ACC&D's Council of Stakeholders, invited ACC&D to serve as guest editor of this “state-of-the-art” special issue of JFMS, and to collaborate on the ISFM symposium. The result: an expert compilation of articles and presentations on advances in diverse non-surgical fertility control “tools” plus discussion of pertinent related topics: regulatory considerations for new pharmaceutical drugs, the USD $75 million investment to make a single-treatment non-surgical sterilant a reality, marking and identifying cats sterilized without surgery, modeling free-roaming cat populations, and owner and veterinary attitudes toward surgical and non-surgical fertility control. Subject experts from the US, UK, Italy, France, and Sweden all contributed to journal articles and/or presented at the symposium.