Animal Welfare - Wednesday

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Animal Cruelty Response Task Force Update-Animal Control & Legislative Issues - Mr. Joe Stafford & Mr. Scott Wilson
 
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Environmental Enrichment – What it is & what it isn’t - Dr. Suzanne Millman
Environmental enrichment, or behavioral enrichment, is a requirement in regulations and animal care certification programs across species. However, environmental enrichment is sometimes misconstrued as simply “providing toys”. In this presentation, we will explore conceptual framework for environmental enrichment, together with critical appraisal to identify evidence-based, biologically relevance interventions.
 
9:45 – 10:15 a.m. Break – Visit the Exhibits
 
10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Environmental Enrichment for Food Animal Practitioners - Dr. Anna Johnson
In this presentation, we will explore environmental enrichment as it relates to broilers & pigs with practical application for veterinary practitioners. Examples of active and passive enrichment suitable for poultry & pigs will be discussed.
 
11:15 – Noon Environmental Enrichment for Equine Practitioners - Dr. Suzanne Millman             
In this presentation, we will explore environmental enrichment as it relates to horses, with practical application for equine veterinary practitioners. Examples of active and passive enrichment suitable for horses in stable and during human-horse interactions will be discussed.
 
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
 
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Environmental Enrichment for Canine Practitioners - Mr. Mick McAuliffe
Enrichment has many components and is a basic need that should be provided while an animal is in your care. In this presentation, we will cover the five main components of enrichment and the practical application for veterinary practitioners and their staff. 
 
2:30 – 3:00 p.m. Break – Visit the Exhibits
 
3:00 – 4:00 p.m. Environmental Enrichment for Feline Practitioners - Dr. Suzanne Millman
In this presentation, we will explore environmental enrichment as it relates to cats, with practical application for feline veterinary practitioners. Examples of active and passive enrichment suitable for cats in the home, veterinary clinic and during human-horse interactions will be discussed.
 
4:00 – 5:00 p.m.  Behavior Case Studies – Using Environmental Enrichment to Solve Problems Mr. Mick McAuliffe, Dr. Anna Johnson & Dr. Suzanne Millman