Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals

ISBN-10: 0632064072

ISBN-13: 9780632064076

Edition: 2003

Authors: Robert J. Young

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Environmental enrichment is key to improving the welfare of any type of animal - companion, farm, laboratory or zoo. This comprehensive work on the subject covers both the scientific principles and the implementation of environmental enrichment.
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Book details

List price: $92.99
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/2/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgements
Environmental Enrichment: an Historical Perspective
Definitions
A Short History of Animal Keeping
Two Approaches to Environmental Enrichment
Animal Welfare and Environmental Enrichment
Developmental Psychology
The Animal Rights Movement
The Animal Welfare Movement
The Five Freedoms: a Central Concept in Animal Welfare
Animal-welfare Indicators
Conclusion
Why Bother with Environmental Enrichment?
Why Use Enrichment?
Justifying Enrichment
The Ethical Imperative for Environmental Enrichment
Zoos: a Special Case for Enrichment
Care-givers and Enrichment
Conclusion
Does Environmental Enrichment Work?
The Evidence
How does Enrichment Improve Animal Welfare?
Proactive v. Reactive use of Environmental Enrichment
What Animals Want
Prioritising Environmental Enrichment
Solving Animal-welfare Problems using Environmental Enrichment
Summary: Treating Welfare Problems
Designing an Enrichment Device
Identifying What You Want to Do
Importance of Species-specific Behaviour
Rewards and Schedules of Reward
Cosmetic Design Considerations
Safety Considerations
Discussion and Summary of the Product Design Process
The Enrichment Programme
Setting Goals
The Enrichment Diary
The Enrichment Manual
Changing Animal Care-giver Attitudes
Conclusion
Enrichment for Different Categories of Animals
Companion Animals
Farm Animals
Laboratory Animals
Zoo Animals
Conclusion
Food and Foraging Enrichment
What is Food?
How Animals Forage and Feed
Feeding in General
The Sensory Qualities of Food
Conclusion
Social Environmental Enrichment
Social Housing of Asocial Species
Group-housing Social Species
Behavioural Development and Socialisation
Rehabilitation and Group Formation
Managing Social Behaviour
Solitary Housing of Social Species
The Value of Human-Animal Contact
The Value of Contraspecific Contact
Limited Physical Contact
Visual, Auditory and Olfactory Contact
Conclusion
Housing
Looking at Species and Housing Levels
A Substrate Approach to Housing
A Bottom-up Approach to Housing
Barriers: Keeping People Out and Animals In
The World Outside the Enclosure
Conclusion
Furniture, Toys and Other Objects
Furniture
Furniture Design and Behaviour
Toys and Novel Objects
Alternatives to Static Homes
Conclusion
Designing and Analysing Enrichment Studies
Experimental Design
Statistical Analysis
Example Experimental Design and Associated Statistical Analyses
Has Animal Welfare been Improved?
Information Sources about Environmental Enrichment
Books
Pet Books
Journals
Magazines
Organisations
Videos and Television
Information Sources on the World Wide Web
Enrichment Manuals, Lists and CD-ROMs
Conferences
Training Courses
University Courses
Competitions
Suppliers
End-note
References
Glossary
Index
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