COMMISSARY DESIGN: A TALE OF TWO COMMISSARIES

Citation

Slifka KA, Maslanka M, Sweney R. 2013. Commissary design: a tale of two commissaries. In Ward A, Coslik A, Mahan K, Treiber K, Reppert A, Maslanka M, Eds. Proceedings of the Tenth Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Salt Lake City, UT.

Abstract

“It [is] the best of times, it [is] the worst of times,” to paraphrase Charles Dickens. Designing a commissary is one of the most important and long lasting effects a commissary manager and/or nutritionist can have on a nutrition program. While specific details will vary by institution and by program, the basic considerations are similar. Experiences during planning and construction at Dallas Zoo and Virginia Zoo will provide practical examples of some of those considerations.

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