Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research

Biology and Management

Edited by

  • Christian Abee, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative, Medicine and Research, Bastrop, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Keith Mansfield, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research,Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.
  • Suzette Tardif, Ph.D., Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies, San Antonio, TX
  • Timothy Morris, The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, The University of Nottingham, Leicestershire, UK

The 2e of the gold standard text in the field, Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research. The Biology and Management volume provides basic information on the natural biology of nonhuman primates and the current state of knowledge regarding captive management. Each chapter contains an extensive list of bibliographic references, photographs, and graphic illustrations to provide the reader with a thorough review of the subject.
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Audience

Researchers working with nonhuman primates and those dealing with laboratory animal husbandry; Veterinarians in private practice who work with nonhuman primates; Biologists and zoologists who wish to expand their knowledge of nonhuman primates.

 

Book information

  • Published: March 2012
  • Imprint: ACADEMIC PRESS
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-381365-7

Reviews

"This second edition provides major advances to the previous edition, particularly by introducing a more international perspective, especially with regard to regulatory oversight of nonhuman primate care… for any investigator interested in the applications and practice of nonhuman primate research in the biomedical sciences, these second edition books will be essential."--The Quarterly Review of Biology, September 2013
"As with the first edition of this book, I consider it a gold standard reference and an essential addition for those in the laboratory animal medicine field…The major strengths of this book include text that is rich with pertinent quality information, updates with color photos, addition of internet links, the overall easy-to-read layout and organizational scheme, and choice of highly knowledgeable authors."--Laboratory Animal Practitioner, 46(3): 2013
"This book is a must-read for policy-makers especially within the Ministries of Trade, Food and Agriculture, and related agencies. It is a good technical material for the Food and Drugs, and the Ghana Standards Authorities, Universities, Research Institutions and Students of food science, international relations, development economics, agribusiness, and associated disciplines."--Laboratory Animal Practitioner, 46(3): 2013




Table of Contents

Volume 1: Biology and Management

History

Laws, Regulations and Policies

Taxonomy of Nonhuman Primates Used in Biomedical Research in the U.S.

Functional Morphology

Study of Primate Social Behavior

Behavioral Management, Enrichment and Psychological Well-being of Laboratory Nonhuman Primates

Behavioral Disorders

Reproduction and Breeding in Nonhuman Primates

Laboratory Primate Housing

Nutrition

Animal Identification and Record Keeping: Current Practice and Use

Preventative Medicine

Clinical techniques

Surgery

Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

Primates In Transplantation Biology and Xenotransplantation

Anesthesia and Analgesia

Biosafety

Nonhuman Primates in Safety and Efficacy Evaluation