By Robert J. Young
Environmental enrichment is a straightforward and powerful technique of bettering animal welfare in any species – better half, farm, laboratory and zoo. for a few years, it's been a well-liked sector of study, and has attracted the eye and matters of animal keepers and carers, animal execs, lecturers, scholars and puppy vendors all around the world. This ebook is the 1st to combine medical wisdom and rules to teach how environmental enrichment can be utilized on forms of animal. Filling an incredible hole, it considers the background of animal holding, felony matters and ethics, all over to an in depth exploration of no matter if environmental enrichment truly works, the tools concerned, and the way to layout and deal with programmes. The first booklet in a tremendous new animal welfare seriesDraws jointly a large number of learn on diverse animals offers certain examples and case studiesAn worthwhile reference device for all those that paintings with or examine animals in captivity This e-book is a part of the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare e-book Series. This significant sequence of books produced in collaboration among UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), and Wiley-Blackwell offers an authoritative resource of knowledge on around the world advancements, present pondering and top perform within the box of animal welfare technological know-how and know-how. For info of the entire titles within the sequence see www.wiley.com/go/ufaw.
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It is little wonder that the vast majority of animal care-givers believe that environmental enrichment actually enriches their life. Hemsworth and Gonyou (1997) have discussed the value of having animal care-givers (in his studies, stockhands) that are happy in their job. They found that happy care-givers are more likely to interact in a positive way with their animals and by having a happy frame of mind they are much more predictable; lack of predictability in animal care-givers’ behaviour is known to be a major source of stress for animals.
G. , 1999). The enrichment either acts as territorial markers or as a resource of high value that is defendable. In the studies where the enrichment became a resource of high value, the solution is obvious – provide sufﬁcient enrichment for all individuals to have simultaneous access. A few documented studies have recorded an accident involving an enrichment device (see Chapter 5). , 1991). It is difﬁcult to generalise why some farm animal experiments into environmental enrichment produced neutral results.
2 Provision of suitable environment (discomfort) (1) Are temperature, ventilation, lighting and noise levels appropriate? (2) Do animal enclosures have sufﬁcient shelter? (3) Do animal enclosures provide sufﬁcient space? (4) Are back-up facilities for life support systems adequate? (5) Is the cleaning of the accommodation satisfactory? (6) Is the standard of maintenance of buildings and fences adequate? (7) Is all drainage effective and safe? 3 Provision of animal health care (disease, injury and pain) (1) Are observations of condition and health made and recorded?
Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals (UFAW Animal Welfare) by Robert J. Young