First evidence for an association between joint hypermobility and excitability in a non-human species, the domestic dog

Jonathan Bowen, Jaume Fatjó, James A. Serpell, Andrea Bulbena-Cabré, Eldin Leighton, Antoni Bulbena

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Abstract

© 2019, The Author(s). There is a well-established relationship between joint hypermobility and anxiety in humans, that has not previously been investigated in other species. A population of 5575 assistance dogs were scored for both hip hypermobility and 13 behaviour characteristics using previously validated methods. Our results suggest a positive association between hip joint hypermobility and emotional arousal in domestic dogs, which parallel results found in people.
Original languageEnglish
Article number8629
JournalScientific Reports
Volume9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019

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