How Can Preference Assessments Help Us Evaluate Environmental Enrichment?

CAABChat with Nicole Dorey, Ph.D., CAAB A variety of research studies have demonstrated that environmental enrichment improves animal welfare in a variety of settings, from laboratories, to farms to zoos. The most common approach to evaluating the effectiveness of environmental enrichment is direct observation of behavioral measures over time, such as the occurrence of stereotyped…

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Selection and Retention of Therapy Horses

With Guest Chatter Dr. Robin Foster, CAAB The health benefits of human-animal interactions have been well-documented. Thousands of horses provide therapy to people with a wide range of physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities.  Some unique features of horses, compared to dogs and other therapy and service animals, is that they are large and strong, and…

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Rants and Raves 2016

Join us and FOUR special guests  for this year’s Rants and Raves Chat.  This topic has been one of our most popular ones, as you get to hear what really pushes the buttons – both good and not so good –  of these experienced professionals. Dr. Crista Coppola Dr. Karen London Ms. Nancy Williams, M.A.…

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