Jon Bowen

Jon Bowen
Royal Veterinary College | RVC · Clinical Services Division

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This chapter looks at stress from a range of different perspectives, including the animal’s behavior, health, temperament, social and physical environment, and ability to function in the working AAI role. We discuss stress prevention through the breeding, rearing, and selection of animals that are suited to AAI work, and the need for monitoring dur...
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Dogs are a source of companionship and comfort for their owners, but the degree to which this might translate into real emotional and social support has not been quantified. Emotional and social support are essential to help people to get through personal crises such as bereavement. In this study we characterize the social support owners obtain fro...
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Introduction: Transport to the clinic is a major source of stress for cats. The process involves being put into a carrier, driven in a car and handled. Cats are therefore removed from the safe-haven of their territory and experience many stressful stimuli and interactions. Methods: In the present study, 31 cats were transported to the clinic fol...
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Dog bites are one of the main public health problems. They produce important consequences for those who suffer them (physical and psychological injuries, secondary infections, sequelae, risk of transmission of zoonoses and surgeries, among others). The objective of this study was to characterize epidemiologically the incidents of bites in Chile and...
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El presente texto tiene como objetivo discutir los resultados de un estudio previo llevado a cabo sobre los efectos del estado de alarma por la COVID-19 en España sobre las personas, sus perros y sus gatos. Ayuda a comprender el apoyo que la gente obtiene de sus animales, sobre todo en momentos difíciles, y cómo el vínculo con los animales puede su...
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The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the Spanish confinement for the control of the COVID-19 pandemic on the behavior of pet cats and dogs, and the support that pets provided to their owners. We found that the quality of life owners was strongly influenced by the lifestyle and emotional effects of the confinement, and that pe...
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The systematic classification of human mental health disorders and behavioural problems in companion animals face the same challenges. These disorders and problems are complex, multi-factorial, and can interfere with the individual’s ability to function within society, a social or family environment. Classification systems are reductive, they disca...
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Understanding pet relinquishment is essential to inform interventions and assess their impact. In a cross-sectional study, we explored how attitudes of lack of obligation and pragmatism toward pet relinquishment correlated with, and differed according to, sociodemographic characteristics (age, gender, education, political orientation, religion, inc...
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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 hi...
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Introduction: Thousands of children with behavioral disorders are living in reception centers under Catalan Government Guardianship every year. Implementing innovative programs to assist these children is a difficult but priority objective for Catalan Social Welfare System. For that reason, in 2012 Affinity Foundation proposed the Catalan Governmen...
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Introduction: Affinity Foundation (AF) started to implement Dog Assisted Therapy (DAT) programs in prisons in 1993 through an agreement with the Spanish Government of Penitentiary System (SGPS). After a long period of DAT programs with 65 residential dogs, in 25 prisons in Spain, and with more than 5000 participant inmates, in 2015 it was decided t...
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Introduction: Further scientific evidence is still needed to demonstrate the benefits of dog assisted therapy (DAT) for specific participant profiles, such as children with behavioural disorders. Question: We wanted to find out if DAT could be considered an efficient therapeutic strategy for the treatment of children with behavioural disorders. Met...
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The fear of fireworks is a very commonly reported problem amongst pet dogs and cats, and there is substantial literature on the responses of these pet species to firework exposure. Rabbits and guinea pigs are prey species that are easily disturbed by loud noises. Though these are popular UK pets that are frequently housed in outside enclosures, to...
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Maternal care has been shown to affect the development of the brain, behaviour, social skills and emotional systems of the young of many mammalian species including dogs. The aim of the present study was to determine the effects of maternal care on the behavioural responses of family dog puppies towards environmental and social stimuli. In order to...
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The welfare assessment of owned pet cats has been neglected in research. The aim of this study was to assess owners’ perception and recognition of impaired welfare in their own cats. One-hundred-ninety four cat owners were interviewed face-to-face by a veterinary behaviorist, completing a 42-item questionnaire. Most owners (71.1%/N=138) correctly i...
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Introduction Further research is still needed to demonstrate the benefits of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for specific participant profiles, such as children with behavioural disorders. Objectives We wanted to find out if AAT could be considered an efficient therapeutic strategy for the treatment of children with behavioural disorders. Aims We w...
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Introduction Animal hoarding is considered an under-reported problem, which affects the welfare of both people and animals. Few reports on animal hoarding are available in scientific literature, particularly outside North America. Objectives We designed a study to analyse cases of animal hoarding in Catalonia. Aims We wanted to expose the presenc...
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Characteristics of the human-animal bond can be influenced by both owner-related and pet-related factors, which likely differ between species. Three studies adapted the Monash Dog-Owner Relationship Scale (MDORS) to permit assessment of human-cat interactions as perceived by the cat’s owner. In Study 1,293 female cat owners completed a modified ver...
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These proceedings contain oral and poster presentations from various experts on animal behaviour and animal welfare in veterinary medicine presented at the conference.
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These proceedings contain oral and poster presentations from various experts on animal behaviour and animal welfare in veterinary medicine presented at the conference.
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These proceedings contain oral and poster presentations from various experts on animal behaviour and animal welfare in veterinary medicine presented at the conference.
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These proceedings contain oral and poster presentations from various experts on animal behaviour and animal welfare in veterinary medicine presented at the conference.
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These proceedings contain oral and poster presentations from various experts on animal behaviour and animal welfare in veterinary medicine presented at the conference.
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The characteristics of the human-animal bond may be influenced by both owner-related and dog-related factors. A study was designed to explore the existence of different dog ownership patterns and their related factors. We created an on line questionnaire that included demographic questions about the dog and the owner, a Spanish version of the Monas...
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English translation of the Ethics Approval Certificate from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Parc de Salut Mar Medical Research Institute. (PDF)
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Complete collected data of our study sample. (XLS)
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Original Ethics Approval Certificate from the Clinical Research Ethics Committee of the Parc de Salut Mar Medical Research Institute. (PDF)
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Introduction: Cognitive abilities could be impaired at different time points during the ageing process. Several methodologies have been described in the literature to evaluate cognitive performance in dogs, but sometimes are not easy to apply in clinical practice. The objective of the study was to evaluate if CBC and serum biochemistry biomarkers c...
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To assess the welfare of cats at the veterinary clinic and how caregivers and veterinarians affect it, a survey of Italian cat guardians (n = 1,111) was conducted using a 28-item multichoice questionnaire. Most cats showed impaired welfare during all stages of a clinic visit: before entering, in the waiting room, moving to the examination room, on...
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Currently, one of the main objectives of human-animal interaction research is to demonstrate the benefits of animal-assisted therapy (AAT) for specific profiles of patients or participants. The aim of this study is to assess the effect of an AAT program as an adjunct to a conventional 6-month psychosocial rehabilitation program for people with schi...
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Canine aggression, especially directed toward people, is one of the most severe behavioral problem referred to specialist clinic. The aim of this study was to analyze the behavior of aggressive dogs toward people and to compare it with the behavior of dogs affected by other behavioral disorders. For the present study 26 cases were analyzed, divided...
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Simple Summary In this paper we wanted to estimate the incidence of abandonment, as well as the general profile of dogs and cats entering animal shelters in our country. Also, we wanted to test the impact of identification on the recovery of dogs that had entered animal shelters. More than 100,000 dogs and more than 30,000 cats enter animal shelter...
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Maternal care was assessed in 10 litters from different breeds of domestic dog living in a home environment. Subjects were divided into two groups; a primiparous group (5 mothers, 32.4±22.3 months old; 5.0±1.6 puppies per litter) and a multiparous group (5 mothers, 74.4±10.0 months old, 6.6 ±1.7 puppies per litter). Mothers and puppies were videoed...
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The dog’s temperament and behavioural profile have been cited as major factors that could impact the human-animal bond. The aim of the present study is to explore the influence of the main dimensions of behaviour, as measured using the CBARQ101, on the owner’s stated level of satisfaction and the perceived impact of dog ownership on owner-lifestyle...
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Objectives: In DSM-5, animal hoarding is included as a subtype of hoarding disorder. The emotional importance of the animals to the owner, and the owner’s lack of insight into, or empathy for, the animal’s plight could lead to different patterns of animal hoarding. The study objective was to analyse data collected using a structured questionnaire t...
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Objectives: There is a well-described benign joint laxity disorder of the connective tissue affecting a significant proportion (14%) of the general population, which shows a positive correlation with the occurrence of anxiety related disorders, including simple phobias. The domestic dog is now recognised as a good naturalistic model for anxiety-rel...
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Animal hoarding is considered to be an under-reported problem, which affects the welfare of both people and animals. Few published studies on animal hoarding are available in the scientific literature, particularly outside North America. The present study was designed to obtain data on animal hoarding in Spain, with a particular focus on animal wel...
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The current UK pet cat population exceeds 10-million, with many living in high cat-population-density urban environments. The impact of this on cat welfare is an important area for research. 734 cat owners completed a retrospective online survey in which they rated the impact of neighbourhood cats; frightening or attacking resident cats in their...
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The aim of this study was to investigate the interaction between individual personality, owner intervention and severity of signs during thunder exposure in dogs. A 101 closed-item questionnaire was completed online by 611 dog owners. Multivariate analysis was by Principal Component Analysis (PCA) with varimax rotation, orthogonal projections to l...
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Introduction: Behaviour problems have the potential to impact the quality of life of both owners and dogs. We attempted to quantify this relationship using the Canine Behavioral Assessment & Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ42) and the Monash Dog Relationship Survey (MDORS). Methodology: Eighty-six adult dog owners completed online presentations of Sp...
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ntroduction: Dog-related factors influence human-animal bond characteristics. Moreover, dog behaviour is implicated in dog abandonment and relinquishment. Owners’ perception of dog behaviour can be evaluated through the validated Canine Behavioural Assessment and Research Questionnaire (C-BARQ42) (Hsu & Serpell 2003). The aim of this study was to e...
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Chiari-like malformation (CM) and syringomyelia (SM) is a debilitating disease complex recognized in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (CKCS). There is good evidence that syrinx size and its distribution is associated with clinical signs of neuropathic pain (NeP) in CKCS (Rusbridge et al., 2007; Cerda-Gonzalez et al., 2009). In a recent study, the...
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Microdialysis allows sampling of the extra cellular fluid of normal and pathological tissues. Accurate positioning of catheters in viable, representative tumour tissue is crucial for the accuracy and effectiveness of the technique. We have performed microdialysis with the aid of intra-operative three-dimensional ultrasonography (3D-US) to guide the...
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Intra-operative, real-time, three-dimensional ultrasound assisted positioning of catheters in the microdialysis of glial tumours q a b s t r a c t Microdialysis allows sampling of the extra cellular fluid of normal and pathological tissues. Accurate posi-tioning of catheters in viable, representative tumour tissue is crucial for the accuracy and ef...
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Intra-operative, real-time, three-dimensional ultrasound assisted positioning of catheters in the microdialysis of glial tumours q a b s t r a c t Microdialysis allows sampling of the extra cellular fluid of normal and pathological tissues. Accurate posi-tioning of catheters in viable, representative tumour tissue is crucial for the accuracy and ef...
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SIR, — We are writing to highlight the use of prescription-only medicines — veterinary (pom-v) in the treatment of behaviour cases. Medicines should only ever be used in support of a behaviour modification programme following assessment by a competent and experienced behaviour counsellor. The
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This compact, easy-access guide to behavioral problems encountered in veterinary practice offers immediate and helpful advice for today's veterinary team. Instructor resources are available please contact your Elsevier sales representative for details. Coverage offers immediate advice to the veterinary team who are often presented with behavioral p...

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The aim of the current Special Issue is to extend the knowledge of cat behaviour, physiology, and welfare. Topics covered by this Special Issue range from studies with an ethological approach to those more focused on applied ethology, animal welfare, behavioural medicine, etc. Some examples of fields of research concerning this Special Issue are the following: Cat behavioural, physiological, and endocrine parameters; Cat–human bond; Cat social behaviour; Feline behavioural problems; Cat welfare; Cat cognition; Behaviour and welfare of other felids; This Special Issue welcomes contributions in literature reviews, empirical research papers, or opinion pieces. https://www.mdpi.com/journal/animals/special_issues/cat_behaviour
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Educación Social y Antrozoología