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Feeding and Nutrition of Nonhuman primates - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780123273604, 9780323155946

Feeding and Nutrition of Nonhuman primates

1st Edition

Editor: Robert Harris
eBook ISBN: 9780323155946
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1970
Page Count: 320
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Feeding and Nutrition of Nonhuman Primates is a report of a two-day meeting that aims to evaluate the knowledge and information regarding the diet of primates. The meeting also aims to recommend significant information necessary to accomplish a standardized diet for this species. The study of primates' diet is relevant, because it will serve as baseline data for biomedical research. Comprised of 16 chapters, this volume starts off with the concept of selecting nonhuman primates in the biological research. The next topics are about the observations regarding the feeding behavior of the nonhuman primates and their nutritional status. Also discussed are the feeding problems encountered by imported primates. Other problem areas in the subject of diet and nutrition are also discussed, such as the effect of altering the dietary amino acids on the nutrition of a rhesus monkey and malnutrition during early life. The following chapters describe the nutritional requirements of nonhuman primates including macaque monkeys, Cebus monkeys, squirrel and woolly monkeys, marmosets, and baboons. The observations regarding their feeding behavior are also discussed. Topics regarding nutritional deficiency diseases as well as their syndromes and diseases affecting their usefulness in nutrition research are also covered in this book. This compilation of research is a relevant resource for professionals, scientists, and researchers in primate studies and biological/biomedical research.

Table of Contents



The Selection of Nonhuman Primates in Biological Research

Feeding Behavior of Nonhuman Primates in the Wild

Nutritional Status and Problems of Feeding Newly Imported Primates

The Effect of Alteration of Dietary Amino Acids on the Nutrition of the Infant Rhesus Monkey

A Primate Model for the Study of Malnutrition during Early Life

Nutritional Requirements (NRC) of Nonhuman Primates

Nutritional Requirements of Macaque Monkeys

Nutritional Requirements of Cebus Monkeys

Nutritional Requirements of Squirrel and Woolly Monkeys

Nutritional Requirements of Marmosets

Observations of the Feeding of Baboons

Syndromes of Nutritional Deficiency Disease in Nonhuman Primates

Diseases Affecting the Usefulness of Nonhuman Primates for Nutrition Research

Natural versus Purified Diets in Research with Nonhuman Primates

Organoleptic and Other Characteristics of Diet Which Influence Acceptance by Nonhuman Primates

The Preparation, Use, and Nutrient Stability of Nonhuman Primate Diets

Subject index


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