Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research,Two Volume Set

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 publication emphasizes the biology and management, diseases, and biomedical models for nonhuman primate species most commonly used in research. Each chapter contains an extensive list of bibliographic references, photographs, and graphic illustrations to provide the reader with a thorough review of the subject.

The Biology and Management volume provides basic information on the natural biology of nonhuman primates and the current state of knowledge regarding captive management. The Diseases volume provides thorough reviews of naturally occurring diseases of nonhuman primates, with a section on biomedical models reviewing contemporary nonhuman primate models of human diseases.

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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: April 2012
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-415833-7


"This comprehensive and up-to-date resource reflects the contributions of two dozen ACLAM Diplomates as well as those of other international primatology experts… State-of-the-art information and strategies for enrichment and enhancement of psychological well-being are presented along with a discussion of ethical concerns associated with the use of these species. This publication is an essential resource for facilities housing nonhuman primates and represents a significant achievement for all of the Diplomates involved in its creation and for the College as a whole."--ACLAM, Vol 43- No. 2, June 2012, page 3

Table of Contents

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

Volume 2: Diseases

Viral Diseases

Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases

Primates in Tuberculosis Research

Parasitic Diseases

Non-Human Primate Models for Human Malaria Research

Neoplastic and Proliferative Disorders of Nonhuman Primates

Hematopoietic, Cardiovascular, Lymphoid and Mononuclear Phagocyte Systems

Nonhuman Primate Models of Atherosclerosis

Respiratory Diseases

Urogenital System

Diseases of the Integument

Digestive System

Arthritis, Muscle, Adipose Tissue and Bone Diseases

Nonhuman Primates in Diabetes and Obesity Research

Nervous System Disorders and Models

A Review of the Use of NHPs in Basic and Applied Research Focused on the Motor System

Imaging in Nonhuman Primate Research

Nonhuman Primates in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Research