Chapter 7. Welfare and ‘Best Practice’ in Field Studies of Wildlife

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Julie M. Lane and
  2. Robbie A. McDonald

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch7

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Lane, J. M. and McDonald, R. A. (2010) Welfare and ‘Best Practice’ in Field Studies of Wildlife, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch7

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York YO41 1LZ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • welfare and ‘best practice’ in field studies of wildlife;
  • wildlife research - exciting, appealing career for aspiring scientists;
  • management of wild animals - as part of land management;
  • welfare implications of wildlife studies5. effect of stress on levels of sexual hormones - effects on males and females;
  • anaesthesia and stress - affecting metabolic condition and cognitive abilities of animals;
  • non-invasive sampling methods - physiological parameters or pathological indicators;
  • capture, handling and release;
  • anaesthesia, Under Schedule 2(A) of Animal Scientific Procedures Act;
  • microchipping or use of passive integrated transponders (PIT tags) - advances in animal marking technologies

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Reasons for wildlife research

  • Welfare implications of wildlife studies

  • Three Rs and welfare

  • Capture, handling, release

  • Legislation a ppropriate to wildlife studies

  • Concluding remarks

  • Best practice guidelines

  • References