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AnthrozoologyHuman-Animal Interactions in Domesticated and Wild Animals$
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Geoff Hosey and Vicky Melfi

Print publication date: 2018

Print ISBN-13: 9780198753629

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198753629.001.0001

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Human–animal interactions in the research environment

Human–animal interactions in the research environment

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(p.59) Chapter 4 Human–animal interactions in the research environment
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Anthrozoology
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Kristine Coleman

Allison Heagerty

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198753629.003.0004

Animal care in biomedical facilities has undergone major changes in the past few decades, including having dedicated and highly trained caretakers to oversee the physiological and psychological well-being of the animals in their charge. An important outcome of this high quality animal care is the close relationship that can develop between the caretaker and the animal. Once discouraged and considered a potential threat to scientific objectivity, such positive interactions are now encouraged by many facilities. This chapter summarises the current use of animals in scientific research, and the types of human–animal interactions that are typically found in the research environment. It then examines effects of such interactions and relationships on both the animal and the caretaker. Lastly, suggestions for facilitating positive interactions while reducing the potential costs, as well as directions for future research are provided.

Keywords:   Welfare, caretaker, stress, 3Rs, handling, positive reinforcement training, compassion fatigue

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