Husbandry and environmental enrichment

Lloyd, Janice (2015) Husbandry and environmental enrichment. Centre for Veterinary Education: University of Sydney, One Welfare Portal.

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Abstract

There is an increasing amount of scientific discussion and evidence about the potential for negative events to cause pain and suffering in fish. However, not all states in Australia protect fish under animal welfare legislation. If it is accepted that fish are sentient and can experience pain, then there is an ethical obligation to treat fish humanely and avoid causing then pain, injury and suffering. This has significant impacts for the treatment of fish used for commercial and recreational purposes, as well as for fish kept as companion animals.

Goldfish are intelligent, social animals that interact with other fish and often their owners. The average life span of a goldfish provided with proper care is around 10-15 years, though many die sooner due to housing conditions that do not meet their behavioural and physiological needs.

Item ID: 51073
Item Type: Other
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This is an online learning scenario which is freely available through the publisher's website.

Funders: Office of Learning and Teaching (OLT)
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2017 01:21
FoR Codes: 07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0702 Animal Production > 070207 Humane Animal Treatment @ 40%
13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130299 Curriculum and Pedagogy not elsewhere classified @ 20%
07 AGRICULTURAL AND VETERINARY SCIENCES > 0707 Veterinary Sciences > 070799 Veterinary Sciences not elsewhere classified @ 40%
SEO Codes: 83 ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND ANIMAL PRIMARY PRODUCTS > 8301 Fisheries - Aquaculture > 830199 Fisheries - Aquaculture not elsewhere classified @ 40%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9303 Curriculum > 930302 Syllabus and Curriculum Development @ 25%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970107 Expanding Knowledge in the Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences @ 35%
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