- 15.0 (0.125 EFTS)
- This course enables the student to understand the theoretical principles of best practice animal husbandry in a zoo or similar captive wild animal facility.
- Pre-requisites / Co-requisites:
- Students must be admitted to the New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management programme to enrol in this course. Co-requisite: NSCI4740. Students must enrol in both NSCI5742-SA & NSCI5742-SB to complete the course.
- Topics include:
General animal identification, biodata, role in ecosystem, Habitat and distribution,
Innate behaviours, learned behaviours, observing and describing behaviour, evolution of behaviour, domestication, natural animal behaviour, problem animal behavior,
behavioural assessments, learning theory; animal training and enrichment; operant and classical conditioning; unconditioned and conditioned responses; training techniques; behavioural and environment enrichment.
Animal welfare concepts, the 5 Welfare Domains,
Animal requirements, health, safety, maintenance, accessibility considerations, types of enclosures, public viewing, perception, cultural sensitivity, Containment systems, pest plant and pest animal management,
Handling & restraint
equipment and its use for handling; safe restraint and transport; techniques for handling; restraint and transport.
diets; food as enrichment and for presentations; supplementation; production; acquisition and maintenance of both plant and animal foods; ethics and welfare of animal foods.
Hygiene & Safety
theory of hygiene & safety, cleaning, zoonoses, physical and behavioural indicators of health and ill health, principles of preventative health care and its application,
the biology of parasite life cycles (ectoparasites and endoparasites); infection and disease in animals; routine health care procedures; methods of animal identification.
animal selection; reproductive and developmental timeframes; breeding control techniques; general requirements for breeding; techniques and requirements for hand rearing.
- Choose your class for this course from the option(s) below. You will need to attend all the sessions in that class to complete the course. Where more than one class number is shown, choose one of them and attend all sessions within that class number. (Note: If a class is held in different locations at the same time, you only need to attend all the sessions in one of the locations.)
- There are no classes on public holidays.
You need to attend all sessions of this class as listed below.
|From – To||Session||Day||Time||Campus (Room)|
|12 Feb 18 - 12 Feb 18||Lecture||Monday||08:00 - 12:00||Mt Albert (115-2005)|
|Monday||12:00 - 16:00||Mt Albert (115-2005)|
|Monday||16:00 - 18:00||Mt Albert (115-2005)|
|Lab||Monday||11:00 - 13:00||Mt Albert (115-3009)|
|Monday||13:00 - 15:30||Mt Albert (115-3009)|
|11 Jun 18 - 11 Jun 18||Lecture||Monday||08:00 - 12:00||Mt Albert (115-1008)|
|Monday||16:00 - 18:00||Mt Albert (115-1008)|
|Monday||12:00 - 16:00||Mt Albert (115-1008)|
|12 Jun 18 - 12 Jun 18||Lecture||Tuesday||08:00 - 12:00||Mt Albert (115-1008)|
|Tuesday||12:00 - 13:00||Mt Albert (115-1008)|
- Note: This course is offered as part of New Zealand Certificate in Animal Management (Captive Wild Animals).