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1

Give an example of when behaviour may mean different things

Shivering could mean excitement or cold

2

What is a stereotypy?

A repeated, relatively invariant sequence of movements that has no obvious function

3

What could prevent/treat stereotypies?

Exercise
Feeding
Social enrichment
Space

4

What is qualitative behaviour assessment?

Assessing the emotion in animals to assess the welfare

Looks at expressions that reflect the animals emotional experiences

5

What is the issue with using play as an indication of welfare?

Not prevalent in adults in many species

6

What are the problems with choice tests?

May be offering the wrong options
Choice depends if circumstance and previous history
Does the animal choose what is best for itself?

7

Why is determining personality in dogs important?

Determine suitability/success for work or performance e.g. police dogs, service dogs

8

What are active vipers?

Deal with an aversive situation by trying to escape or remove aversive stimulus

9

What are passive copers?

Respond to aversive situations with no obvious outward signs