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item Morrow, Julie

Submitted to: American Zoo and Aquarium Association Central Regional Conference
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/23/1996
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Technical Abstract: The way we raise livestock is of great concern to the general (meat eating) public. My definition of well-being is "an animal's state as it attempts to cope with its environment" (Broom, 1991). Thus, the environment is important in understanding animal well-being. Environmental enrichment can include the social environment (group housing and the human-animal interactions), the nutritional environment (how the animal gets it's food), the sensory environment or the physical environment (Baumans and van de Weerd, 1995). Development and evaluation of enrichment devices offer opportunities for enhancement of the well-being of intensively housed farm and zoo animals.