The captive animal activity tracking system: A systematic method for the continuous evaluation of captive animal welfare.

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Optimal animal welfare has been a long-term goal for captive animal institutions. To measure welfare a definition and identification of elements that make up welfare need to be established. Further, a method to measure welfare's elements that can be implemented into staff's daily routine is necessary to establish baseline levels and track changes in welfare. The goal of the proposed captive animal activity tracking system is to allow for the measurement of each element of welfare quickly, while providing information regarding the animal's current state of welfare and how changes to the animal's environment affect welfare. The data show that this system is effective in revealing behavioral patterns and changes in behavior that occurred in response to environmental changes.

Creator(s): Kalafut, Kathryn Lynn
Creation Date: December 2009
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UNT Theses and Dissertations
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Publisher Name: University of North Texas
Place of Publication: Denton, Texas
Date(s):
  • Creation: December 2009
Description:

Optimal animal welfare has been a long-term goal for captive animal institutions. To measure welfare a definition and identification of elements that make up welfare need to be established. Further, a method to measure welfare's elements that can be implemented into staff's daily routine is necessary to establish baseline levels and track changes in welfare. The goal of the proposed captive animal activity tracking system is to allow for the measurement of each element of welfare quickly, while providing information regarding the animal's current state of welfare and how changes to the animal's environment affect welfare. The data show that this system is effective in revealing behavioral patterns and changes in behavior that occurred in response to environmental changes.

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Level: Master's
Discipline: Behavior Analysis
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Keyword(s): Measurement | animal | welfare | zoo
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UNT Libraries
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  • OCLC: 591123665 |
  • UNTCAT: b3824909 |
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc12137
Resource Type: Thesis or Dissertation
Format: Text
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Access: Public
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Holder: Kalafut, Kathryn Lynn
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