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Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research

Biology and Management

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.


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.

Hardbound, 536 Pages

Published: March 2012

Imprint: Academic Press

ISBN: 978-0-12-381365-7


  • "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


  • Volume 1: Biology and Management


    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


    Animal Identification and Record Keeping: Current Practice and Use

    Preventative Medicine

    Clinical techniques


    Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

    Primates In Transplantation Biology and Xenotransplantation

    Anesthesia and Analgesia


    Nonhuman Primates in Safety and Efficacy Evaluation


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