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Basic Animal Care I - Animal Facility Design

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The many things you must take into account for the design and construction of your animal facility.

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  • 1. 
    The design and construction of an animal facility has to take into account 3 basic things. By seperating then with commas, can you name them?
  • 2. 
    The animals havecertain needs. Which of these comes first? (As in, more important)
    • A. 

      Safety and comfort

    • B. 

      Its emotional needs and safety

    • C. 

      Comfort and enrichment

    • D. 

      Safety and its emotional needs

  • 3. 
    Physical needs such as space, type of enclosure\cage, and _______________ are needed.
  • 4. 
    The climate in the facility must also be proper with adequate temperature, ________, ventilation, and light. (Hint: Our Animal facility must improve this!)
  • 5. 
    The following line gives examples that fit into a certain category of needs (example: physical needs), in which type of needs does it fit in? ( ___________ needs) : Companionship - dogs require contact with both humans and other dogs. Enriched environment - Radio, toys.
  • 6. 
    To avoid boredom _______ stimulation is needed by stimulating sound, ____, touch and _____ (rhymes with bell). -- > Seperate by a comma and a space.
  • 7. 
    In which of the 3 basic things does this statement fit in? : "" A clinic will require different things than a research laboratory or a boarding kennel."
    • A. 

      The needs of the animal

    • B. 

      Purpose of the facility

    • C. 

      Convenience

    • D. 

      Pricing and blue prints

  • 8. 
    Name one of the definition of convienience for an animal facility. ( Example: Easy place to work in) P.S: You can't use the example and remember that they come from the notes.
  • 9. 
    What are some bad things about a corridor kennel?
    • A. 

      See the dog on the other side which can be agressive and spread germs

    • B. 

      Dogs cannot see other dogs and germs are easily spread

    • C. 

      There is too much contact with humans which makes it dangerous

    • D. 

      Nothing, it is perfect.

  • 10. 
    One thing that many owners do not like is that there is minimal contact with people and mostly during feeding time in corridor kennels.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 11. 
    In a corridor kennel, the dogs can see another dog on the other side of its cage. This can be good for the animal, because it fills the need for _____________ to a point, even if there is no direct contact.
  • 12. 
    A H Block Kennel does not house many animals.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    In a H Block Kennel, how are the dogs emotional need fulfilled?
    • A. 

      With other dogs

    • B. 

      With dog playing

    • C. 

      With the central area that has humans interacting with them

    • D. 

      It isn't

    • E. 

      With the playground and central area where it can interact with humans

  • 14. 
    How is the dog's playgroun better in the corridor kennel compared to the H block kennel?
  • 15. 
    Germs are easily transmitted in both the Corridor kennel and the H block kennel.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 16. 
    One of the good things about the corridor kennel is that if there are a lot of dogs, the care-giver doesn't have to do much walking thanks to the individual outdoor run.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 17. 
    With the individual outdoor run, by adding an automatic or manual ( but from outside the cage) gate in between the cage and the outdoor run, it can be safer for an animal care-giver if the dog is aggressive and the care-giver has to clean the cage.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 18. 
    The food preparation & grooming area is not very good in the corridor kennel, because the care-giver has to ________ a lot.
  • 19. 
    Why are you more likely to bring your puppy to a H Block Kennel then a corridor kennel?
  • 20. 
    Why is the playground area not the best idea in the H block kennel? Why would it need to be improved? ( Pick the best answer)
    • A. 

      Diseases are easily transmitted.

    • B. 

      There will be fights.

    • C. 

      There is nothing wrong with it, it is good erichment for the animal.

    • D. 

      Diseases easily transmitted, there will be fights and it will be hard to get them out there once play time is over.

    • E. 

      It is good enrichment for the dogs and will fill their emotional needs, but there will be fights and diseases will easily be transmitted.

  • 21. 
    Why would one get a corridor kennel, even if a H block kennel seems like a better option. ( It is ____________.)
  • 22. 
    Is it true that there is an area for sick dogs in a H Block kennel?
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 23. 
    What are definite things to look for when buying floors for your facility design?
    • A. 

      Durable

    • B. 

      Non-slippery surface

    • C. 

      Slippery surface

    • D. 

      Shiny surface

    • E. 

      Nice

    • F. 

      Needs to be wood

    • G. 

      Where it is made

    • H. 

      Water resistant

    • I. 

      The name of the company

    • J. 

      Price

    • K. 

      Non-porous surface

    • L. 

      Easy to disinfect

    • M. 

      The colour

    • N. 

      Stain resistant

  • 24. 
    You have to be sure the floor is at the right angle so you can slope to the ________.
  • 25. 
    The drain should have a _________.
  • 26. 
    Why would a drain need a cover?
    • A. 

      To prevent rats from coming in

    • B. 

      To prevent large debris from coming in the facility

    • C. 

      To prevent blockage ( dropping something in it)

    • D. 

      Because it is ugly.

    • E. 

      The first 3 reasons.

    • F. 

      All of the above. ( First 4)

  • 27. 
    How big will your drains be if you have to hose down feces?
    • A. 

      4 inch

    • B. 

      6 inch

    • C. 

      8 inch

    • D. 

      2 inch

  • 28. 
    Name one thing the walls and ceilings should have as a characteristic. ( Example: No cracks)
  • 29. 
    Give 1 characteristic the doors in an animal facility should have.
  • 30. 
    Window sills should be avoided, because they bring unecessary dust and space.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 31. 
    If there are no windows, you should have proper _________.
  • 32. 
    It is good to put cages directly in front of window.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 33. 
    It is best to have windows that do not open.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 34. 
    There should be a sink with hot and cold water in each room.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 35. 
    The corridors should...
    • A. 

      Be wide

    • B. 

      Have a ceiling

    • C. 

      Have a drainage system

    • D. 

      Have bumper bars to protect walls

    • E. 

      Have double doors for the noisy sections

    • F. 

      Have shelves

    • G. 

      Have nothing that project out of the walls

    • H. 

      Have a sink

    • I. 

      Have a table

    • J. 

      Have electrical service lines

  • 36. 
    Always wash hands when leaving a room to go to another animal room.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 37. 
    Electrical outlets should be placed near the sink for easy maintenance.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 38. 
    Electrical outlets should be insect, explosion and waterproof.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 39. 
    Electrical outlets must be at least.... feet away from sink or water source.
    • A. 

      2 feet

    • B. 

      3 feet

    • C. 

      4 feet

    • D. 

      6 feet

  • 40. 
    Light switch should be inside the rooms so that errors do not happen. (Accidental light switching when passing the corridors)
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 41. 
    The environment should be constant and comfortable.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 42. 
    Each room should have it's own set of of environmental controls - ________ for temperature, light timers, thermostatically control exhaust fans, portable _________\de_____________, etc.
  • 43. 
    There shouldn't be too many fluctuations in temperatures since it can be dangerous both to you and the animals. ___________ heating\cooling systems should be available in case of breakdowns in the system.
  • 44. 
    Animal rooms should be draft free.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 45. 
    Most animal prefer about 50% humidity but can tolerate.....
    • A. 

      30 - 70 %

    • B. 

      20-60 %

    • C. 

      35-60%

    • D. 

      30-80%

  • 46. 
    Ventilation: Air should be exchanged ______ times per hour in order to keep a constant temperature and humidity as well as to eliminate odours.
    • A. 

      5- 10

    • B. 

      10-15

    • C. 

      15-20

    • D. 

      2-3

    • E. 

      20-25

  • 47. 
    Automatic control systems that turn lights on and off are not very good because they do not provide regularity.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 48. 
    Name something else that should be considered in an animal's environment.