Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals / Edition 1

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For many years, those that work with animals have been studying the effect of environment on animal behavior in captivity. More importantly, questions have been asked about environment as it relates to quality of life and animal welfare. It is now believed that environmental improvement is vital to bettering the welfare of any captive animal. Whether companion, farm, laboratory, or zoo animals are the subject enriching and improving their environment will improve animal health and happiness. In Environmental Enrichment, Rob J. Young covers both the scientific principles and the implementation of environmental enrichment as applied to any captive animal. For the first time, science and practice have been integrated in a text that will appeal to academics and practitioners. In this comprehensive book, Young covers scientific principles on environmental enrichment as it relates to animal welfare. The text presents scientific evidence that environmental enrichment improves animal welfare and describes practical ways to implement environmental enrichment. By bringing theory and practice together, Young aims to advance the understanding of environmental enrichment and improve animal welfare. This text will appeal to animal welfare experts, laboratory animal technicians, veterinarians, farmers, and animal behavior specialists, as well as students of these disciplines.

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Editorial Reviews

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"Young's précis of the 'animal rights' viewpoint is one of the best I have read in some time."

"This book deserves to be bought and read by a wide audience. It should be required reading for all undergraduate students intending to carry out research projects involving environmental enrichment."

Animal Welfare

"Scientific and passionate in the promotion of environmental enrichment."

Lab Animal News (US)

"Professor Young effortlessly leads the reader through the important scientific concepts and recognises the human dimension to what happens in practice. He writes with the passion of someone dedicated to improving animals in captivity."

"In short, if you want to learn more about environmental enrichment I do not know of a better place to turn, whatever your background."

Veterinary Times, 2004

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780632064076
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2003
  • Series: UFAW Animal Welfare Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,302,324
  • Product dimensions: 6.80 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert Young is currently Professor of Animal Behaviour at PUC-Minas (Pontifical Catholic University of Minas Gerais) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil where he works on environmental enrichment in zoos and conducts field research on a number of different species. He has given lectures, workshops and mini-courses on the subject of environmental enrichment in the UK, USA, Denmark, Russia and Brazil.

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Table of Contents



1. Environmental Enrichment: An Historical Perspective.

2. Why Bother with Environmental Enrichment?.

3. Does Environmental Enrichment Work?.

4. Proactive v. Reactive Use of Environmental Enrichment.

5. Designing an Enrichment Device.

6. The Enrichment Programme.

7. Enrichment for Different Categories of Animals.

8. Food and Foraging Enrichment.

9. Social Environmental Enrichment.

10. Housing.

11. Furniture, Toys and Other Objects.

12. Designing and Analysing Enrichment Studies.

13. Information Sources About Environmental Enrichment.




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