Our current defacto tag about removing/inhibiting the reproductive ability of pets is desexing.
I am wondering if that tag is adequate because of the terminology.
The reason I bring it up is I was unfamiliar with that specific term (although the meaning is quite clear from the word), and some random googling seems to suggest that in reference to animals it is a term that only seems to be commonly used in Australia & New Zealand, and does not seem to be a popular term elsewhere. I'm past the 3rd page on Google and I have not found a link to anything outside of that region.
So it is my opinion that we need to rename the tag to make it easier for future users to find, or maybe just need to find a couple of other common terms to synonymize now.
I'm interested in someone's professional or expert opinion on the terminology. Is this commonly used world wide or is it just confined to a specific region of the world?