Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research, Volume 1

2nd Edition

Biology and Management

Print ISBN: 9780123813657
eBook ISBN: 9780123978370
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 29th March 2012
Page Count: 536
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The 2e of the gold standard text in the field, Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research provides a comprehensive, up-to-date review of the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research. The Biology and Management volume provides basic information on the natural biology of nonhuman primates and the current state of knowledge regarding captive management. Each chapter contains an extensive list of bibliographic references, photographs, and graphic illustrations to provide the reader with a thorough review of the subject.

Key Features

  • Now in four color throughout, making the book more visually stimulating to enhance learning and ease of use
  • Fully revised and updated, providing researchers with the most comprehensive review of the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research
  • Addresses commonly used nonhuman primate biomedical models, providing researchers with species-specific information


Researchers working with nonhuman primates and those dealing with laboratory animal husbandry; Veterinarians in private practice who work with nonhuman primates; Biologists and zoologists who wish to expand their knowledge of nonhuman primates.

Table of Contents

American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Series





Chapter 1. History of the Use of Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research

Human and Nonhuman Primates to 1960

Establishment of the National Institutes of Health’s National Primate Research Centers Program in the USA: Crossing the Threshold

1960–1980: Period of Growth in a World of Increasing Constraints

1980S and 1990S: Progress Paying off in the Face of Serious Challenges

Primate Research Beyond the Year 2000

Looking Toward the Future

Chapter 2. Laws, Regulations and Policies Relating to the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research


National Laws on Use of Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research

Nonlegislative Initiatives that Affect the Care and Use of Nonhuman Primates

Good Laboratory and Manufacturing Practice

Human and Animal Disease Control

Species Conservation


Health and Safety

Appendix 1

Chapter 3. Taxonomy of Nonhuman Primates Used in Biomedical Research


Biomedically Relevant Primate Species

The Old World Primates

The New World Primates

From Phylogenetics to Phylogenomics


Chapter 4. Functional Morphology


Morphological Definition of Primate Order

Sexual Dimorphism

Growth and Development

Body Size and Integument

Head and Neck Morphology

Back and Spine Morphology

Limb Morphology

Thoracic Morphology

Abdominal and Pelvic Morphology

Perineal Morphology



Selected Readings

Chapter 5. Study of Nonhuman Primate Social Behavior


Levels of Behavioral Analysis

Definition of Nonhuman Primate Societies

General S


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"This second edition provides major advances to the previous edition, particularly by introducing a more international perspective, especially with regard to regulatory oversight of nonhuman primate care… for any investigator interested in the applications and practice of nonhuman primate research in the biomedical sciences, these second edition books will be essential."--The Quarterly Review of Biology, September 2013
"As with the first edition of this book, I consider it a gold standard reference and an essential addition for those in the laboratory animal medicine field…The major strengths of this book include text that is rich with pertinent quality information, updates with color photos, addition of internet links, the overall easy-to-read layout and organizational scheme, and choice of highly knowledgeable authors."--Laboratory Animal Practitioner, 46(3): 2013
"This book is a must-read for policy-makers especially within the Ministries of Trade, Food and Agriculture, and related agencies. It is a good technical material for the Food and Drugs, and the Ghana Standards Authorities, Universities, Research Institutions and Students of food science, international relations, development economics, agribusiness, and associated disciplines."--Laboratory Animal Practitioner, 46(3): 2013