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RELEVANT PUBLICATIONS

Applying the most up to date knowledge and understanding of animal care and welfare

On this page you can find a variety of useful publications on captive animal welfare. Wild Welfare’s approach encompasses applying the most up to date, evidence-based knowledge to its work. Our organisational standard of captive wild animal welfare is derived from ongoing reviews of all current literature encompassing the ethics, ethology, and husbandry pertaining to the care of wild animals in captivity.

Animal Husbandry and Management

Species-Specific Guidelines

Mammals:
Birds:
Reptiles: 
  • Wildpro – http://www.wildlifeinformation.org/The Wildpro® Electronic Encyclopaedia is designed as a freely available, one-stop source of information on the health and management of captive and free-living wild animals, and emerging infectious diseases.

  • Jorg-Peter Ewert, John E. Cooper, Tom Langton, Gilbert Matz, Kathryn Reilly, Helen Schwantje. (2004b). ‘Species specific provisions for Reptiles. Background information for the proposals presented by the Group of Experts on Amphibians and Reptiles‘. (Part B). WORKING PARTY FOR THE PREPARATION OF THE FOURTH MULTILATERAL CONSULTATION OF PARTIES TO THE EUROPEAN CONVENTION FOR THE PROTECTION OF VERTEBRATE ANIMALS USED FOR EXPERIMENTAL AND OTHER SCIENTIFIC PURPOSES (ETS 123). Council of Europe.

  • Rees Davies R. (2002). ‘Post hibernation management of Mediterranean tortoises’. UK Vet volume 7, number 1. In:UK Vet Compendium of rabbit and exotic articles – a collection of rabbit and exotic related articles published in UK Vet 1998-2006. UK Vet Publications and Bayer plc. Pp107-109.

  • Rees Davies R. (2004). ‘Respiratory disease in snakes. Part 1’. UK Vet volume 9, number 4. In: UK Vet Compendium of rabbit and exotic articles – a collection of rabbit and exotic related articles published in UK Vet 1998-2006. UK Vet Publications and Bayer plc. Pp115-120.

  • Ryan TP (1987). ‘An introduction to pet iguanas’. Veterinary Technician vol 8, number 9. In: Exotic Animals – a veterinary handbook. A collection of articles from Veterinary Technician. (1995). Veterinary Learning Systems Co., Inc. USA., pp155-156

  • Warwick C, Arena P, Lindley S, Jessop M and Steedman C (2013) ‘Assessing reptile welfare using behavioural criteria’. In Practice, BVA. 35:123-13

Amphibians:
Fish:
Invertebrates:
  • Wildpro – http://www.wildlifeinformation.org/The Wildpro® Electronic Encyclopaedia is designed as a freely available, one-stop source of information on the health and management of captive and free-living wild animals, and emerging infectious diseases.

  • K Horvath, D Angeletti, G Nascetti and C Carere. (2013) ‘Invertebrate welfare: an overlooked issue’. Ann Ist Super Sanità. Vol. 49, No. 1: 9-17.

Enrichment and Training

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From conducting welfare assessments in zoos and delivering hands-on training with zoo staff to developing educational materials, addressing legislation gaps in wild animal welfare governance and carrying out research, our work is varied and vast, but is absolutely focussed on improving welfare for wild animals living in captivity around the world.
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Learn More about our individual projects on Our Projects page

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