Health and Welfare of Captive Reptiles

Author: Clifford Warwick
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401112222
Release Date: 2013-12-01
Genre: Science

This most important book fully examines the welfare of captive reptiles and discusses the positive and negative implications of general husbandry and research programmes. The editors, acknowledged experts in their own right, have drawn together an extremely impressive international group of contributors providing clearly written and comprehensive accounts of aspects such as physiology, physical stress, diet, veterinary and environmental issues, normal behaviour, psychological stress and informed design in research.

A Guide to Health and Disease in Reptiles and Amphibians

Author: Brendan Carmel
Publisher:
ISBN: 0987244701
Release Date: 2014
Genre: Amphibians

This 176-page title is the only pet owner/breeder reference on health and diseases in reptiles and amphibians in captivity, published in Australia. Written by practising exotic veterinarians, Dr Brendan Carmel and Dr Robert Johnson, all aspects regarding the captive care of snakes, pythons, lizards, turtles and frogs are presented in simple-to-follow layout. The 240 colour images show examples of typical health problems to assist the herpitologist in recognising signs as well as information about the treatment or action to take to rectify or reduce the spread of disease and support the reptile/amphibian back to good health.

Wild Justice The Moral Lives of Animals Large Print 16pt

Author: Marc Bekoff
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781459605541
Release Date: 2010-10
Genre: Science

Scientists have long counseled against interpreting animal behavior in terms of human emotions, warning that such anthropomorphizing limits our ability to understand animals as they really are. Yet what are we to make of a female gorilla in a German zoo who spent days mourning the death of her baby? Or a wild female elephant who cared for a younger one after she was injured by a rambunctious teenage male? Or a rat who refused to push a lever for food when he saw that doing so caused another rat to be shocked? Aren't these clear signs that animals have recognizable emotions and moral intelligence? With Wild Justice Marc Bekoff and Jessica Pierce unequivocally answer yes. Marrying years of behavioral and cognitive research with compelling and moving anecdotes, Bekoff and Pierce reveal that animals exhibit a broad repertoire of moral behaviors, including fairness, empathy, trust, and reciprocity. Underlying these behaviors is a complex and nuanced range of emotions, backed by a high degree of intelligence and surprising behavioral flexibility. Animals, in short, are incredibly adept social beings, relying on rules of conduct to navigate intricate social networks that are essential to their survival. Ultimately, Bekoff and Pierce draw the astonishing conclusion that there is no moral gap between humans and other species; morality is an evolved trait that we unquestionably share with other social mammals.

Animal Care and Management at the National Zoo

Author: Committee on a Review of the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309091787
Release Date: 2004-02-24
Genre: Science

This interim report assesses issues related to animal management, husbandry, health, and care at the Smithsonian Institution's National Zoological Park. The report finds that there are shortcomings in care and management that are threatening the well-being of the animal collection and identifies the "most pressing" issues that should be addressed.

Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice

Author: Bob Doneley
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118977675
Release Date: 2018-02-05
Genre: Medical

Reptile Medicine and Surgery in Clinical Practice is the ideal guide for the busy veterinarian treating occasional reptile cases. Designed as a quick reference, but with comprehensive coverage of all the topics needed for first opinion practice. Richly illustrated in colour throughout, the book presents the principles of reptile medicine and surgery including anatomy, physiology, behaviour, reproduction and infectious diseases. Application in a clinical setting is described, including guidance on the physical examination, diagnostic testing and imaging, treatment options and techniques including anaesthesia and surgery. With contributions from authors around the world, a balanced international viewpoint of herpetological medicine is presented.

Behavior of Exotic Pets

Author: Valarie V. Tynes
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118710395
Release Date: 2013-05-31
Genre: Medical

Behavior of Exotic Pets is the first book on the subject to be written by behavioral experts, all with a wealth of practical experience. Divided into species-specific chapters, the book explains the normal behavior for each group of animals, including reproduction, parenting, communication and social behavior. The book also addresses animals’ environmental needs based on their behavior to enable owners to provide better husbandry and avoid potential problems. Descriptions of common behavioral problems are included, with practical recommendations for their treatment or management. This text is essential for any veterinary professional who would like to improve their knowledge of exotic animal behavior. It also serves as a valuable reference for animal behaviorists, exotic animal veterinarians, veterinary students, and anyone caring for these animals in captivity. Key features: The first and only book on exotic pet behavior written by behaviorists Covers a wide range of exotic pet species Discusses methods for treating and managing common behavioral problems Offers practical advice on topics such as housing and handling of animals Includes separate chapters on learning, welfare, and behavioral pharmacology

Second Nature

Author: David J. Shepherdson
Publisher: Smithsonian Institution
ISBN: 9781588343659
Release Date: 2012-01-11
Genre: Nature

Growing recognition of the complexity of animals' physical, social, and psychological lives in the wild has led both zookeepers and the zoo-going public to call for higher environmental standards for animals in captivity. Bringing together the work of animal behaviorists, zoo biologists, and psychologists, Second Nature explores a range of innovative strategies for environmental enrichment in laboratories and marine parks, as well as in zoos. From artificial fleeing-prey devices for leopards to irregular feeding schedules for whales, the practices discussed have resulted in healthier, more relaxed animals that can breed more easily and can exert some control over their environments. Moving beyond the usual studies of primates to consider the requirements of animals as diverse as reptiles, amphibians, marine mammals, small cats, hooved grazers, and bears, contributors argue that whether an animal forages in the wild or plays computer games in captivity, the satisfaction its activity provides—rather than the activity itself—determines the animal's level of physical and psychological well-being. Second Nature also discusses the ways in which environmental enrichment can help zoo-bred animals develop the stamina and adaptability for survival in the wild, and how it can produce healthier lab animals that yield more valid test results. Providing a theoretical framework for the science of environmental enrichment in a variety of settings, the book renews and extends a humane approach to the keeping and conservation of animals. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Animal Welfare

Author: Michael C. Appleby
Publisher: CABI
ISBN: 9781845936594
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

The welfare of animals continues to increase in recognition and concern throughout the world, with more and more research in the field offering new insights into optimal conditions and treatment for the animals we live and work with. Human welfare is often linked to animal welfare, as in many regions a secure food supply depends upon healthy and productive animals. Providing a broad introduction to the key topics in the welfare of animals both large and small, farm and companion, wild and zoo, this fully updated textbook covers ethics, animal pain and injury, health and disease, social conditions, and welfare issues and problems. Critically, it also offers practical advice for welfare assessment, with a full concluding section dedicated to the implementation of solutions. With contributions from renowned international experts, Animal Welfare, 2nd Edition is an essential resource for students and researchers in animal and veterinary sciences.

Wellness and Environmental Enrichment An Issue of Veterinary Clinics of North America Exotic Animal Practice

Author: Agnes E. Rupley
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780323342056
Release Date: 2015-06-03
Genre: Medical

Dr. Agnes Rupley has assembled an expert team of authors on the topic of Wellness Management of Exotic Animals. The focus of article topics include: Keeping the Exotic Pet Mentally Healthy, Pet Psittacines, Wellness management of Raptors, Wellness management of Backyard Poultry and Waterfowl, Wellness management of Rabbits, Wellness management of Ferrets, Wellness management of Small Mammals, Wellness management of Reptiles and Amphibians, and more!

Zoo Animal Welfare

Author: Terry Maple
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642359552
Release Date: 2013-03-22
Genre: Science

Zoo Animal Welfare thoroughly reviews the scientific literature on the welfare of zoo and aquarium animals. Maple and Perdue draw from the senior author’s 24 years of experience as a zoo executive and international leader in the field of zoo biology. The authors’ academic training in the interdisciplinary field of psychobiology provides a unique perspective for evaluating the ethics, practices, and standards of modern zoos and aquariums. The book offers a blueprint for the implementation of welfare measures and an objective rationale for their widespread use. Recognizing the great potential of zoos, the authors have written an inspirational book to guide the strategic vision of superior, welfare-oriented institutions. The authors speak directly to caretakers working on the front lines of zoo management, and to the decision-makers responsible for elevating the priority of animal welfare in their respective zoo. In great detail, Maple and Perdue demonstrate how zoos and aquariums can be designed to achieve optimal standards of welfare and wellness.

Reptile Medicine and Surgery E Book

Author: Stephen J. Divers
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9781416064770
Release Date: 2005-12-13
Genre: Medical

This outstanding clinical reference provides valuable insights into solving clinical dilemmas, formulating diagnoses, developing therapeutic plans, and verifying drug dosages for both reptiles and amphibians. The information is outlined in an easy-to-use format for quick access that is essential for emergency and clinical situations. Discusses veterinary medicine and surgery for both reptiles and amphibians Features complete biology of snakes, lizards, turtles, and crocodilians Provides step-by-step guidelines for performing special techniques and procedures such as anesthesia, clinical pathology, diagnostic imaging, euthanasia and necropsy, fracture management, soft tissue surgery, and therapeutics Covers specific diseases and conditions such as anorexia, aural abscesses, and digit abnormalities in a separate alphabetically organized section 53 expert authors contribute crucial information to the study of reptiles and offer their unique perspectives on particular areas of study The expansive appendix includes a reptile and amphibian formulary A new full-color format features a wealth of vivid images and features that highlight important concepts and bring key procedures to life 29 new chapters covering diverse topics such as stress in captive reptiles, emergency and critical care, ultrasound, endoscopy, and working with venomous species Many new expert contributors that share valuable knowledge and insights from their experiences in practicing reptile medicine and surgery Unique coverage of cutting-edge imaging techniques, including CT and MRI

The Animals Agenda

Author: Marc Bekoff
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807045206
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Animal rights

"Explore the real-world experiences of five categories of animals, beginning with those who suffer the greatest deprivations of freedoms and choice{u2014}chickens, pigs, and cows in industrial food systems{u2014}as well as animals used in testing and research, including mice, rats, cats, dogs, and chimpanzees. Next, Bekoff and Pierce consider animals for whom losses of freedoms are more ambiguous and controversial, namely, individuals held in zoos and aquaria and those kept as companions. Finally, they reveal the unexpected ways in which the freedoms of animals in the wild are constrained by human activities and argue for a more compassionate approach to conservation. In each case, scientific studies combine with stories of individual animals to bring readers face-to-face with the wonder of our fellow beings, as well as the suffering they endure and the major paradigm shift that is needed to truly ensure their well-being" --Inside jacket.

Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals

Author: Robert J. Young
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118699553
Release Date: 2013-05-07
Genre: Medical

Environmental enrichment is a simple and effective means of improving animal welfare in any species – companion, farm, laboratory and zoo. For many years, it has been a popular area of research, and has attracted the attention and concerns of animal keepers and carers, animal industry professionals, academics, students and pet owners all over the world. This book is the first to integrate scientific knowledge and principles to show how environmental enrichment can be used on different types of animal. Filling a major gap, it considers the history of animal keeping, legal issues and ethics, right through to a detailed exploration of whether environmental enrichment actually works, the methods involved, and how to design and manage programmes. The first book in a major new animal welfare series Draws together a large amount of research on different animals Provides detailed examples and case studies An invaluable reference tool for all those who work with or study animals in captivity This book is part of the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell Animal Welfare Book Series. This major series of books produced in collaboration between UFAW (The Universities Federation for Animal Welfare), and Wiley-Blackwell provides an authoritative source of information on worldwide developments, current thinking and best practice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. For details of all of the titles in the series see www.wiley.com/go/ufaw.

The Elephant s Foot

Author: Blair Csuti
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470292129
Release Date: 2008-04-14
Genre: Medical

Maintaining the healthy foot condition of captive Asian and African elephants is one of the most important yet most difficult tasks for zookeepers, veterinarians, and researchers. Recognizing the need for a convenient and comprehensive health care manual, Blair Csuti, Eva Sargent and Ursula Bechert present The Elephant's Foot. Born out of a national conference on elephant care and physiology, this book is backed by 46 of the foremost authorities on the subject. After a general overview of the elephant foot's anatomy and physiology, The Elephant's Foot leads practitioners through recognition, prevention, and treatment of a variety of foot problems. From nail infections to foot abcesses, readers will find this text contains solutions for most foot troubles with remedies or additional recommendations. This book will support anyone simply studying elephants or those working with elephants on a daily basis.