Nonhuman Primates in Biomedical Research,Two Volume Set

2nd Edition


  • Christian Abee
  • Keith Mansfield
  • Suzette Tardif
  • Timothy Morris
    • Not Applicable ISBN 9780124158337
    • Electronic ISBN 9780124159723


    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 publication emphasizes the biology and management, diseases, and biomedical models for nonhuman primate species most commonly used in research. Each chapter contains an extensive list of bibliographic references, photographs, and graphic illustrations to provide the reader with a thorough review of the subject.

    The Biology and Management volume provides basic information on the natural biology of nonhuman primates and the current state of knowledge regarding captive management. The Diseases volume provides thorough reviews of naturally occurring diseases of nonhuman primates, with a section on biomedical models reviewing contemporary nonhuman primate models of human diseases.

    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

    Volume 1: Biology and Management


    Laws, Regulations and Policies

    Taxonomy of Nonhuman Primates Used in Biomedical Research in the U.S.

    Functional Morphology

    Study of Primate Social Behavior

    Behavioral Management, Enrichment and Psychological Well-being of Laboratory Nonhuman Primates

    Behavioral Disorders

    Reproduction and Breeding in Nonhuman Primates

    Laboratory Primate Housing


    Animal Identification and Record Keeping: Current Practice and Use

    Preventative Medicine

    Clinical techniques


    Emergency Medicine and Critical Care

    Primates In Transplantation Biology and Xenotransplantation

    Anesthesia and Analgesia


    Nonhuman Primates in Safety and Efficacy Evaluation

    Volume 2: Diseases

    Viral Diseases

    Bacterial and Mycotic Diseases

    Primates in Tuberculosis Research

    Parasitic Diseases

    Non-Human Primate Models for Human Malaria Research

    Neoplastic and Proliferative Disorders of Nonhuman Primates

    Hematopoietic, Cardiovascular, Lymphoid and Mononuclear Phagocyte Systems

    Nonhuman Primate Models of Atherosclerosis

    Respiratory Diseases

    Urogenital System

    Diseases of the Integument

    Digestive System

    Arthritis, Muscle, Adipose Tissue and Bone Diseases

    Nonhuman Primates in Diabetes and Obesity Research

    Nervous System Disorders and Models

    A Review of the Use of NHPs in Basic and Applied Research Focused on the Motor System

    Imaging in Nonhuman Primate Research

    Nonhuman Primates in Drug and Alcohol Addiction Research


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    About the authors

    Christian Abee

    Affiliations and Expertise

    University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative, Medicine and Research, Bastrop, Texas, U.S.A.

    Keith Mansfield

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research,Cambridge, MA, U.S.A.

    Suzette Tardif

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Ph.D., Barshop Institute for Longevity & Aging Studies, San Antonio, TX

    Timothy Morris

    Affiliations and Expertise

    The School of Veterinary Medicine and Science, The University of Nottingham, Leicestershire, UK


    "This comprehensive and up-to-date resource reflects the contributions of two dozen ACLAM Diplomates as well as those of other international primatology experts… State-of-the-art information and strategies for enrichment and enhancement of psychological well-being are presented along with a discussion of ethical concerns associated with the use of these species. This publication is an essential resource for facilities housing nonhuman primates and represents a significant achievement for all of the Diplomates involved in its creation and for the College as a whole."--ACLAM, Vol 43- No. 2, June 2012, page 3