Maintaining accommodation (Medium dog; 76.20 x 76.20 x 72.39 , Temperature…
Temperature for enviroment;
Dogs and Cats; Shouldnt drop below 7 degress Sleeping areas shouldnt drop below 10 degrees
Should not exceed 26 degrees
Hospital and isolation kennels; 18-23 degrees
Whelping/Kittening and neonate accommodation;
Parturition area: 18-21 degrees
Neonates- first week- 26-29 degrees
second week- 21-26 degrees
until weaning- 20 degrees
Recumbant pateints require foam matresses. There is a risk of decubitis ulcers in recumbant pateints.
size of dog housing; up to 60cm; 1.85m x 2.46m x 1.9m over 60cm at shoulder; 1.85m x 3.35m x 1.9m
Size of cat housing; one cat; 1.85m x 1.7m x 0.85m up to three cats; 1.85m x 3m x 1.5m
Passive ventilation; Fresh air, opening windows. No control over certain factors such as air changes per hour, draughts and heat loss.
Active ventilation; pulls in fresh air and forces out stale air . Reduces risk of cross infection with airbourne disease.
Security barrier must be atleast 3 metres high.
Kennel sizes (cm)
Cat; 45.72 x 45.72 x 72.39
Small dog; 45.75 x 60,96 x 72.39
Medium dog; 76.20 x 76.20 x 72.39
Large dog; 76.20 x 121.92 x 72.39
Giant dog; 91.44 x 152.40 x 110
Stable sizes (m)
Ponies (up to 14.2hh); 3m05m x 3.05m
Horses (up to 16.2hh); 3.65m x 3.65m
Large horses (16.22hh+); 3.65m x 4.25m
Foaling boxes; 4.25m x 4.25m
Horses should have 60-90cm above its head
When mucking out tie horses up outside the stable, if horse has to stay in the stable make sure no equipment is in the stable including the wheelbarrow.
Foals routine is; Suckling, Urinating and Sleeping
Ferret and Rabbit accomodation shouldnt exceed 26 degrees.
Guinea pigs temperatures should be between 12-20 degrees.
Chipmunks shouldnt be around wavelengths higher than 50Hz so therefor should be kept away from tvs, strip lighting or computer terminals.
Wood on half the floor in chinchilla accommodation. Cage made of wire mesh.