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Spaying and neutering

Spaying and neutering are the respective surgical processes of female and male animal sterilization, to keep them from producing offspring.

Neutering is sometimes used to refer to the surgery in either males or females.

The process in males is also referred to as castration, or gelding.

Note:   The above text is excerpted from the Wikipedia article "Spaying and neutering", which has been released under the GNU Free Documentation License.
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