Laboratory primate handbook

Laboratory primate handbook

1st Edition - January 28, 1973

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  • Author: Robert A. Jr. Whitey
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160636

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Laboratory Primate Handbook deals with the proper care and handling, treatment, and transportation of nonhuman primates to be used as research subjects in a laboratory environment. It considers the protection of human and animal health, identification, procurement, and husbandry, as well as compliance with federal regulations. Organized into 10 chapters, this volume begins with an overview of living primates and their classification, followed by procurement and production for biomedical research purposes. It then discusses housing and care of primates; preventive medicine and public health programs aimed at minimizing the hazards that may arise from diseases transmissible between nonhuman primates and man; and restraint and special techniques, including anesthetics and pre-anesthetics. The book also covers nutrition for primates and prevention of nutritional diseases, as well as generalized infectious diseases; parasites that cause disease in primates; and collection of physiological data on primates. Finally, the book looks at federal regulations and policies governing the humane care and treatment of nonhuman primates used in research. This book will benefit biomedical researchers involved in laboratory studies of nonhuman primates.

Table of Contents

  • Preface

    Primates Commonly Used in Biomedical Research

    1. Primate Taxonomy


    Classification of Living Primates

    2. Primate Procurement and Production


    Conditioned (Stabilized) Primates

    Unconditioned Primates

    Domestically Bred Primates

    Sources of Nonhuman Primates

    Primate Conservation

    3. Housing and Care

    Outdoor Primate Quarters

    Indoor Primate Quarters

    Daily Maintenance

    4. Preventive Medicine and Public Health


    Personnel Protection

    Laboratory Primate Quarantine and Conditioning


    5. Restraint and Special Techniques

    Preanesthesia and Anesthesia


    Specimen Collection and Drug Administration

    6. Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases

    General Nutrition


    Other Nutrient Requirements

    7. Generalized Infectious Diseases


    Viral Diseases

    Other Generalized Infections

    8. Localized Infectious Diseases and Parasites


    Mouth and Teeth

    Gastrointestinal Tract

    Other Abdominal Viscera

    Respiratory Tract

    Blood Parasites

    Skin Parasites and Fungal Infections

    9. Physiological Data

    Hematology, Blood Chemistry, and Other Normal Physiological Values

    10. Federal Policies, Regulations, and Standards


    The Animal Welfare Act

    Excerpts from NIH Policy Issuance #4206, 29 June 71

    Federal Importation and Quarantine Regulations

    Appendix. Primate Research Centers

    Oregon Regional Primate Research Center

    Delta Regional Primate Research Center

    Yerkes Regional Primate Research Center

    Washington Regional Primate Research Center

    Wisconsin Regional Primate Research Center

    New England Regional Primate Research Center

    University of California Primate Research Center

    Suggested Readings


    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 182
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1973
  • Published: January 28, 1973
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323160636

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Robert A. Jr. Whitey

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