Feeding and Nutrition of Nonhuman primates

Feeding and Nutrition of Nonhuman primates

1st Edition - January 1, 1970

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  • Editor: Robert Harris
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155946

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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

  • Contributors


    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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  • No. of pages: 320
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1970
  • Published: January 1, 1970
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323155946

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Robert Harris

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