Dictionary of Zoo Biology and Animal Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118500261

Category: Science

Page: 336

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This dictionary is intended as a guide to the terminology usedin a wide range of animal-related programmes of study includingagriculture, animal care, animal management, animal production,animal welfare, veterinary nursing, wildlife conservation and zoobiology. In total it contains over 5,300 entries. It containsa wide range of terms used in the fields of veterinary science,physiology and zoology, as students whose primaryinterests are animal welfare or zoo biology also need to have someunderstanding of disease, how animal bodies function and howanimals are classified. It also contains some legal terms, andreference to some legal cases, to help students understand how theprotection, use and conservation of animals is regulated by thelaw. Some people, famous animals, literature and films haveinfluenced the way we think about, and behave towards, animals. Forthis reason, the book includes references to important books aboutanimals, famous animals who have starred in films or been thesubject of scientific studies, along with short biographies offamous scientists and others who have studied animals orestablished conservation or animal welfare organisations.

Studying Captive Animals

A Workbook of Methods in Behaviour, Welfare and Ecology

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118629329

Category: Science

Page: 320

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Studying Captive Animals outlines the methods that may beused to study the behaviour, welfare and ecology of animals livingunder the control of humans, including companion animals, feralpopulations, and those living on farms and in zoos. This book is a step-by-step guide to the whole process ofconducting a scientific study: from designing the original project,formulating testable hypotheses, and collecting and analysing thedata, to drawing conclusions from the work and writing it up as ascientific report or paper. It also illustrates how to write aformal research proposal - a crucial and often difficult element ofthe student project - and how to deal with the ethical reviewprocess. Sample data collection sheets are provided and the analysis andpresentation of data are worked through in diagrammatic form. Inaddition, exercises are included that enable the reader to practice analysing different types of data and advice isprovided on the selection of appropriate statistical tests. Thetext describes the different types of student projects that may beundertaken in the field, and explains where secondary data may befound for zoos. This is an insightful resource, particularly for those studyingand working with zoo and farm animals. It is essential reading forstudents studying zoo biology and animal management; it is alsosuitable for students on courses in animal behaviour, animalwelfare, zoology, biology, psychology, animal science, animalproduction, animal ecology, conservation biology, and veterinaryscience. This book is primarily intended for undergraduates butwill also be of value to postgraduate students who have notpreviously engaged in field studies. Professionals working ininstitutions that are members of the World Association of Zoos andAquariums, the European Association of Zoos and Aquaria and otherregional and national zoo organisations will benefit from access tothis practical guide.

The Laws Protecting Animals and Ecosystems

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118876458

Category: Nature

Page: 528

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"The aim of this book is to produce an introductory text on the laws regulating the treatment of farm and companion animals, and those which protect wildlife and ecosystems"--

An Introduction to Zoo Biology and Management

Author: Paul A. Rees

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444397833

Category: Science

Page: 432

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This book is intended as an introductory text for students studying a wide range of courses concerned with animal management, zoo biology and wildlife conservation, and should also be useful to zookeepers and other zoo professionals. It is divided into three parts. Part 1 considers the function of zoos, their history, how zoos are managed, ethics, zoo legislation and wildlife conservation law. Part 2 discusses the design of zoos and zoo exhibits, animal nutrition, reproduction, animal behaviour (including enrichment and training), animal welfare, veterinary care, animal handling and transportation. Finally, Part 3 discusses captive breeding programmes, genetics, population biology, record keeping, and the educational role of zoos, including a consideration of visitor behaviour. It concludes with a discussion of the role of zoos in the conservation of species in the wild and in species reintroductions. This book takes an international perspective and includes a wide range of examples of the operation of zoos and breeding programmes particularly in the UK, Europe, North America and Australasia. Visit www.wiley.com/go/rees/zoo to access the artwork from the book.

What is an Animal?

Author: Tim Ingold

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134948247

Category: Social Science

Page: 216

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This book offers a unique interdisciplinary challenge to assumptions about animals and animality deeply embedded in our own ways of thought, and at the same time exposes highly sensitive and largely unexplored aspects of the understanding of our common humanity.

Dictionary of Agriculture

Author: Bloomsbury Publishing

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408102293

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 288

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Containing over 7,000 entries, this fully revised edition provides clear, up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of agricultural terms. Subjects covered include cultivation, machinery, livestock, crops, pesticides and herbicides, fertilizers, organic farming and veterinary science, as well as sales and commodities markets. Jargon-free definitions make this dictionary particularly suitable for students, new industry recruits and non-native English speakers.

Zoo Animals

Behaviour, Management, and Welfare

Author: Geoff Hosey,Vicky Melfi,Sheila Pankhurst

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199693528

Category: Science

Page: 643

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The keeping of zoo animals is a central tool in the conservation of some of the world's most fascinating, yet threatened, species. But how do zoos operate on a day-to-day basis? What are the key challenges they face in trying to feed, manage, and keep healthy the animals in their care? How can they play their part in conserving biodiversity? Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management and Welfare addresses the key questions surrounding the keeping of exotic animals in captivity, and reveals how we can apply our ever-growing understanding of animal behaviour and use an evidence based approach to ensure zoo animals are managed as effectively as possible. Drawing on their extensive experience of zoo research, practice, and teaching, the authors blend together theory with a broad range of both mammalian and non-mammalian examples to give a highly-readable overview of this burgeoning field. Zoo Animals: Behaviour, Management, and Welfare is the ideal resource for anyone needing a thorough grounding in this subject, whether as a student or as a zoo professional. Online Resource Centre The Online Resource Centre to accompany Zoo Animals features: For all readers: · Updates - surveys of key developments in the field · Multiple choice questions with instant feedback, to aid self-assessment For registered adopters of the book: · Figures from the book in electronic format and full colour, available for download

Saunders Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary E-Book

Author: Virginia P. Studdert,Clive C. Gay,Douglas C. Blood

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0702047449

Category: Medical

Page: 1344

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The new edition of Blood’s classic Comprehensive Veterinary Dictionary has been completely redesigned, revised and updated for today’s veterinary team. Now with a wide range of superb full-colour illustrations, well over 60,000 main and subentries including large animals, small animals and exotics, and an all-new, user-friendly format, the fourth edition offers the most comprehensive dictionary reference in the field. Comprehensive text covering the whole range of veterinary medicine Classic authoritative reference work Valuable and accessible appendices for instant access to key information at a glance Well over 60,000 main entries and subentries Extensive contributions from internationally acknowledged expert consultants New for this edition Over 1,000 colour illustrations to aid further understanding of disease processes and important terminology Pronunciation of key terms Brand new design and format to help find key information at a glance Extensive revision, clarification and focussing of entries to reflect current practice

The Encyclopedia of Applied Animal Behaviour and Welfare

Author: D. S. Mills,Jeremy N. Marchant-Forde

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 0851997244

Category: Science

Page: 685

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The practical focus of this authoritative, comprehensive encyclopedia promotes the understanding and improvement of animals' behaviour without compromising welfare. It will be an essential resource for practising veterinarians, researchers and students in zoology and ethology, and for all those working with and interested in animals and their welfare. --Book Jacket.

The Ethics of Captivity

Author: Lori Gruen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199978026

Category: Philosophy

Page: 304

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In the United States roughly 2 million people are incarcerated; billions of animals are held captive (and then killed) in the food industry every year; hundreds of thousands of animals are kept in laboratories; thousands are in zoos and aquaria; millions of "pets" are captive in our homes. Surprisingly, despite the rich ethical questions it raises, very little philosophical attention has been paid to questions raised by captivity. Though conditions of captivity vary widely for humans and for other animals, there are common ethical themes that imprisonment raises, including the value of liberty, the nature of autonomy, the meaning of dignity, and the impact of routine confinement on physical and psychological well-being. This volume brings together scholars, scientists, and sanctuary workers to address in fifteen new essays the ethical issues captivity raises. Section One contains chapters written by those with expert knowledge about particular conditions of captivity and includes discussion of how captivity is experienced by dogs, whales and dolphins, elephants, chimpanzees, rabbits, formerly farmed animals, and human prisoners. Section Two contains chapters by philosophers and social theorists that reflect on the social, political, and ethical issues raised by captivity, including discussions about confinement, domestication, captive breeding for conservation, the work of moral repair, dignity and an ethics of sight, and the role that coercion plays.

Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery - E-Book

Author: Douglas R. Mader,Stephen J. Divers

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323242936

Category: Medical

Page: 488

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Current Therapy in Reptile Medicine and Surgery is a valuable reference that emphasizes topics of real clinical relevance in reptile and amphibian medicine. With details on therapeutic regimens, this text also features coverage of infectious diseases, anesthesia, surgery, and advances in biology and conservation. Colorful illustrations showcase exotic animals, and numerous tables and figures provide quick access to essential information. "This is a great book for anyone interested in herptile medicine and surgery, worth every penny and I am sure will go on to become a regular series." Reviewed by: Jonathan Cracknell. Date: 25/07/2014 Selected topics of real clinical significance from the latest veterinary scientific literature explore today’s reptile and amphibian practice. A discussion of the most current theory and practical applications of diagnostic endoscopy in reptiles provides insight into minimally-invasive endoscopic procedures, including biopsy techniques. Expert contributors combine forces to bring you the most cutting-edge information available, offering authoritative and sometimes controversial opinions in particular areas. Expert contributors offer the most current thoughts on diagnosing new and emerging diseases, including a thorough review of molecular diagnostics. The latest therapeutics are discussed, and the most up-to-date formulary and library of normal clinical pathology values is provided. The most current and comprehensive discussion of amphibian medicine in print in the last decade!

AAAS science book list, 1978-1986

Author: Kathryn Wolff,Susan M. O'Connell,Hilary J. Deason,American Association for the Advancement of Science

Publisher: Amer Assn for the Advancement of

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 568

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A selected and annotated list of science and mathematics books which supplements the AAAS science book list (3rd ed.; 1970) and the AAAS science book list supplement (1978) ....

Zooarchaeology

Author: Elizabeth J. Reitz,Elizabeth S. Wing

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139467743

Category: Social Science

Page: 558

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This is an introductory text for students interested in identification and analysis of animal remains from archaeological sites. The emphasis is on animals whose remains inform us about the relationship between humans and their natural and social environments, especially site formation processes, subsistence strategies, the processes of domestication, and paleoenvironments. Examining examples from all over the world, from the Pleistocene period up to the present, this volume is organized in a way that is parallel to faunal study, beginning with background information, bias in a faunal assemblage, and basic zooarchaeological methods. This revised edition reflects developments in zooarchaeology during the past decade. It includes sections on enamel ultrastructure and incremental analysis, stable isotyopes and trace elements, ancient genetics and enzymes, environmental reconstruction, people as agents of environmental change, applications of zooarchaeology in animal conservation and heritage management, and a discussion of issues pertaining to the curation of archaeofaunal materials.

Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management

Biology and Captive Management

Author: Stephen Jackson

Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING

ISBN: 0643098585

Category: Science

Page: 548

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This authoritative volume represents a complete and comprehensive guide to the husbandry of Australian marsupials and other mammals. Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management dedicates a chapter to each group of animals including the platypus, the echidna, carnivorous marsupials, numbats, bandicoots and bilbies, koalas, wombats, possums and gliders, macropods, bats, rodents and the dingo. For each animal group the following information is covered: Biology; Housing; Capture and restraint; Transport; Diet; Breeding; Artificial rearing; and Behaviour and behavioural enrichment. The book provides a complete literature review of all known information on the biology of each group of animals and brings information on their biology in the wild into captive situations. Also, for the first time, it provides practical guidelines for hand-rearing, and has been extensively reviewed by zookeepers and veterinarians to incorporate the most up-to-date information and techniques. Australian Mammals: Biology and Captive Management provides practical guidance for zoo-keepers, veterinarians, zoologists, researchers and students. Winner of the 2004 Whitley Medal. Shortlisted in the Scholarly Reference section of the 2004 Australian Awards for Excellence in Educational Publishing.

Current Therapy in Large Animal Theriogenology - E-Book

Author: Robert S. Youngquist,Walter R. Threlfall

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 1437713408

Category: Medical

Page: 1088

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An essential resource for both students and practitioners, this comprehensive text provides practical, up-to-date information about normal reproduction and reproductive disorders in horses, cattle, small ruminants, swine, llamas, and other livestock. Featuring contributions from experts in the field, each section is devoted to a different large animal species and begins with a review of the clinically relevant aspects of the reproductive anatomy and physiology of both males and females. Key topics include the evaluation of breeding soundness, pregnancy diagnosis, diagnosis and treatment of infertility, abortion, obstetrics, surgery of the reproductive tract, care of neonates, and the latest reproductive technology. Includes coverage of all large animal species. All sections provide a review of clinically pertinent reproductive physiology and anatomy of males and females of each species. Complete coverage of the most current reproductive technology, including embryo transfer, estrous synchronization, and artificial insemination. A new section on alternative farming that addresses reproduction in bison, elk, and deer. New to the equine section: stallion management, infertility, and breeding soundness evaluation. New to the bovine section: estrous cycle synchronization, reproductive biotechnology, ultrasonographic determination of fetal gender, heifer development, and diagnosis of abortion. New to the porcine section: artificial insemination, boar/stud management, diseases of postpartum period, and infectious disease control. New to the llama section: infectious disease and nutrition.

Environmental Enrichment for Captive Animals

Author: Robert J. Young

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118699556

Category: Medical

Page: 240

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Environmental enrichment is a simple and effective means ofimproving animal welfare in any species – companion, farm,laboratory and zoo. For many years, it has been a popular area ofresearch, and has attracted the attention and concerns of animalkeepers and carers, animal industry professionals, academics,students and pet owners all over the world. This book is the first to integrate scientific knowledge andprinciples to show how environmental enrichment can be used ondifferent types of animal. Filling a major gap, it considers thehistory of animal keeping, legal issues and ethics, right throughto a detailed exploration of whether environmental enrichmentactually works, the methods involved, and how to design and manageprogrammes. The first book in a major new animal welfare series Draws together a large amount of research on differentanimals Provides detailed examples and case studies An invaluable reference tool for all those who work with orstudy animals in captivity This book is part of the UFAW/Wiley-Blackwell AnimalWelfare Book Series. This major series of books produced incollaboration between UFAW (The Universities Federation for AnimalWelfare), and Wiley-Blackwell provides an authoritative source ofinformation on worldwide developments, current thinking and bestpractice in the field of animal welfare science and technology. Fordetails of all of the titles in the series see ahref="http://www.wiley.com/go/ufaw"spanstyle="color: #1d6999;"www.wiley.com/go/ufaw/a./span

Walford's Guide to Reference Material: Science and technology

Author: Albert John Walford,Library Association

Publisher: London : Library Association Pub.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: 687

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A revised and updated guide to reference material. It contains selective and evaluative entries to guide the enquirer to the best source of reference in each subject area, be it journal article, CD-ROM, on-line database, bibliography, encyclopaedia, monograph or directory. It features full critical annotations and reviewers' comments and comprehensive author-title and subject indexes. The contents include: mathematics; astronomy and surveying; physics; chemistry; earth sciences; palaeontology; anthropology; biology; natural history; botany; zoology; patents and interventions; medicine; engineering; transport vehicles; agriculture and livestock; household management; communication; chemical industry; manufactures; industries, trades and crafts; and the building industry.