individual animals. It should be remembered that, as with the Guide (NRC 1996) itself, this checklist provides the goals but implementing standards should be developed by individual institutions to achieve the goals in their settings, with their personnel, and for the individuals and species being considered. The authors of this report believe that no single plan developed here or by a particular facility, can be entirely adequate for all facilities. We also understand that the initial development of a plan by an institution that has not previously developed one, can be daunting. We have therefore referenced items in the following checklist to the discussion in the text, which should enable construction of a plan suitable to each institution's goals and species. Additional information about the construction of plans can be found in Appendix A. Also, institutions designing enrichment plans for nonhuman primates are encouraged to take advantage of the periodic bibliographies on related subjects provided by the U. S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Welfare Information Center (AWIC 1992). (See also AWI 1998.)

  1. Statement of Goals
    1. The plan should contain a statement of the goals of the facility in terms of the following topics that apply:
      1. Research. (p. 19)
      2. Breeding. (pp. 12, 17, 42–43)
      3. Sales.
      4. Education. (p. 25)
      5. Exhibition.
      6. Other.
  1. The plan should contain a statement of the aims of the well-being program in terms of the following topics that apply:
    1. Providing opportunities for the expression of a broad range of species-typical behaviors. (pp. 18–22)
    2. Providing cognitive stimulation. (pp. 21–22)
    3. Decreasing self-injurious behavior. (pp. 11, 17, 19, 21, 33–35)
    4. Decreasing stereotypies (such patterns as pacing and eye-poking). (pp. 12–14, 17)
    5. Providing predictability of routine procedures and events. (p. 20)
    6. Providing opportunities for animals to alter their environment. (pp. 20, 33)
    7. Training personnel and animals for husbandry and biomedical routines. (pp. 25, 37, 40–42)
    8. Other.


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