Laboratory primate handbook - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780127474502, 9780323160636

Laboratory primate handbook

1st Edition

Authors: Robert A. Jr. Whitey
eBook ISBN: 9780323160636
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th January 1973
Page Count: 182
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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 Introduction Classification of Living Primates
  2. Primate Procurement and Production Introduction 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 Introduction Personnel Protection Laboratory Primate Quarantine and Conditioning Procedures
  5. Restraint and Special Techniques Preanesthesia and Anesthesia Restraint Specimen Collection and Drug Administration
  6. Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases General Nutrition Vitamins Other Nutrient Requirements
  7. Generalized Infectious Diseases Tuberculosis Viral Diseases Other Generalized Infections
  8. Localized Infectious Diseases and Parasites General 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 General 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 Bibliography Subject Index


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