Facilities manager and animal caretakers ensure daily monitoring of all housed animals. Culture of care is daily implemented in all working procedures
Housing conditions are clearly defined in swiss legislation; natural behavior and needs must be respected. Climbing, hiding, resting, playing are examples of natural behavior; animal must have material giving them the opportunity to exercises those needs. Social animals must be housed in groups.
Adaptative skills should not be overstressed, in order to reduce possible anxiety; housing conditions include light control, avoid noise, offer dedicated caretakers, limit transportation and take into account habituation period
Health monitoring is mandatory; a veterinarian is in charge of both checking housing conditions, procedures and monitoring health status of animals.
Each animal facility is checked by cantonal veterinarian authorities and must be authorized. Working procedures, infrastructures, housing materials are submitted to approval of cantonal authorities