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spay

 [spa]
to castrate a female animal, usually by oophorohysterectomy.

spay

(spā),
To remove the ovaries of an animal.
[Gael. spoth, castrate, or G. spadōn, eunuch]

spay

(spā)
tr.v. spayed, spaying, spays
To remove surgically the ovaries of (an animal).

spay

(spā)
To remove the ovaries of an animal.
[Gael. spoth, castrate, or G. spadōn, eunuch]

spay, spey

to remove the ovaries. See also ovariohysterectomy.

spay hook
see spay hook.
spay spreader
a device with a spring loop, like a safety pin, at one end and an outcurving blade at the end of each arm. The blades are inserted into the spay incision and the arms released.
vaginal spay
ovaries are removed through a colpotomy incision; sometimes performed on mares.
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Spay and neuter services can also help curb the viciousness found in some feral animals, she said.
He said the cheapest spay and neuter service that Greenhill offers on a regular basis to the public is $40.
Actors Sally Struthers and Julie Benz recorded television public service announcements to publicize this year's Spay Day.
Past Spay Day events during the last eight years have included poster contests for kids, doggy and kitty washes to raise money to spay and neuter feral cats, and marathon spay/neuter sessions at local veterinarian clinics.