Environmental enrichment EE is an animal management technique, which aims to provide full welfare and better adaptation to the experimental conditions of laboratory animals. Exposing animals to different behavioral tests can assess the effects of EE. Among its several applications, EE has been identified as a protective factor in the treatment of some stress-related emotional disorders, such as depression. The anxiolytic effects induced by EE, on the other hand, are not as clear.
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To be most effective, any enrichment objects should be cleaned and replaced often, provide some aspect of novelty, and be accessible to all pigs. In this literature review, researchers looked at nearly a hundred different research papers to find the best forms of environmental enrichment for pigs. They found that the following methods of enrichment made pigs happier, more social, less aggressive, and less likely to display stereotypies. The first and most important environmental enrichment strategy was giving pigs as much space as possible.
More coauthors and supporters This chapter of the loris and potto conservation database is also meant to be a studbook supplement and part of the slender loris EEP to provide cooperating zoos with useful information. Under construction. Other sources, literature: Links to some other enrichment websites Some loris and potto enrichment literature Some general enrichment literature Enrichment mailing list.
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