The Laboratory Primate

Edited by

  • Sonia Wolfe-Coote, Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

A volume in the Handbook of Experimental Animals series, The Laboratory Primate details the past and present use of primates in biomedical research, and the husbandry, nutritional requirements, behaviour, and breeding of each of the commonly used species. Practical information on regulatory requirements, not available in other texts, is covered. Sections on experimental models cover the major areas of biomedical research, including AIDS, cancer, neurobiology and gene therapy. Assisted reproductive technology, tissue typing, and minimum group sizes for infectious disease/vaccine studies are also included.
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Researchers & students in biological, veterinary, and medical sciences, researchers in the pharmaceutical industry, commercial toxicological and pathology laboratories


Book information

  • Published: September 2005
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-080261-6


"...provides research scientists in academia and industry with comprehensive, practical information on laboratory animals...a welcome and necessary addition to the series of handbooks...this book is recommended to all researchers and students in biological, pharmaceutical, veterinary and medical sciences." -M. Schmidt, in JZS

Table of Contents

Part 1: Definition of the Primate Model1.1 The Taxonomy of Primates in the Laboratory Context Groves, Colin 1.2 Similarities of Non Human Primates to Humans Miller, Gregory M and Madras, Bertha K 1.3 General Anatomy Godfrey, Laurie R 1.4 Pathology1.4.1 Non infectious diseases Lewis, Anne D & Colgin, Lois M A 1.4.2 Common Viral Infections Lerche, Nicholas W 1.4.3 Modelling Parasitic diseases in Non HumanPrimates: Malaria, Chagas Disease and Filariasis Philipp, Mario T & Purcell, Jeanette E 1.5 Reproduction: Definition of a Primate Model of Female Fertility Einspanier, Almuth & Gore, Mauvis A 1.6 Male Reproduction and Fertilization Harrison, Richard M & Kubisch, H Michael1.7 Primate Natural History and Social Behaviour: Implications for Laboratory Housing Lutz, Corrine K and Novak, Melinda APart 2: Primate Management2.1 New World Primates2.1.1 Husbandry and Management: Marmosets and Tamarins Rensing, Susanne & Oerke, Ann-Kathrin 2.2 Old World Primates2.2.1 Practical Care & Management of Macaques Terao , Keiji 2.2.2 Vervet Monkey Breeding Seier, Jürgen 2.3 Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases Lewis, Sherry M, Hotchkiss, Charlotte E & Ullrey, Duane E 2.4 Environmental Enrichment & Refinement of HandlingProcedures Reinhardt, Viktor 2.5 Development of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF)Non Human Primate Colonies Mansfield, Keith 2.6 Medical Care Mahoney, James Part 3: Current Uses in Biomedical Research3.1 Factors affecting the choice of species Weber, Heinz3.2 Techniques & Procedures 3.2.1 Anaesthesia Unwin, Steve 3.2.2 Rigid Endoscopy Fanton, John W 3.2.3 Ultrasound Imaging in Rhesus (Macaca mulatta) and Long-tailed (Macaca fascicularis) Macaques: Reproductive & Research Applications Tarantal, Alice F 3.2.4 Functional Magnetic Resonances Imaging in Conscious Marmoset Monkeys : Methods and Applications in Neuroscience Research Ferris, Craig F & Snowdon, Charles T 3.2.5 Radiographic Imaging of Non Human Primates Valverde, Celia R & Christe, Kari 3.2.6 Imaging: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Chefer, Svetlana3.3 Current Uses in Biomedical Research3.3.1 The Use of the Primate Model in Research Morton, William R, Kyes, Kelly B, Kyes, Randall C, Swindler, Daris R, Swindler, Kathryn E3.3.2 Chronic Diseases Hart, Bert’t, Losem, Mario, Brok, Herbert P.M & de Baets, Marc H3.3.3 Practical approaches to PharmacologicalStudies in Non Human Primates Koegler, Frank H & Cowley, Michael A3.3.4 Non Human Primate Models of Human Aging Tigno , Xenia, Erwin, Joseph M & Hansen, Barbara C3.3.5 Primate Models of Neurological Disease Szabo, Charles A3.3.6 Genetics: A survey of Non Human PrimateGenetics, Genetic Management and Applicationsto Biomedical Research Rogers, Jeffrey3.3.7 The Respiratory System & its use in research Plopper, Charles G & Harkema, Jack R3.3.8 Reproduction – Male van der Horst, Gerhard 3.3.9 Reproduction – Female Dukelow, W Richard 3.3.10 The Baboon as an Appropriate Model for Study Mwenda, Jason M, Kyama, Cleophas M, Cahi, Daniel C, of Multifactoral Aspects of Human Endometriosis Debrock, Sophie & Hooghe, Thomas M.D3.3.11 Virology Research Barry, Peter, Marthas, Marta,, Lerche, Nicholas, McChesney, Michael B. & Miller, Christopher J.3.3.12 Parasitic Diseases of Non Human Primates Purcell, Jeanette E. & Philipp, Mario T.