The Laboratory Primate - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780120802616, 9780080454160

The Laboratory Primate

1st Edition

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Series Volume Editors: Sonia Wolfe-Coote
Hardcover ISBN: 9780120802616
eBook ISBN: 9780080454160
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 19th September 2005
Page Count: 650
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Table of Contents

Part 1: Definition of the Primate Model

1.1 The Taxonomy of Primates in the Laboratory Context Groves, Colin
1.2 Similarities of Non Human Primates to Humans Miller, Gregory M and Madras, Bertha K
1.3 General Anatomy Godfrey, Laurie R
1.4 Pathology 1.4.1 Non infectious diseases Lewis, Anne D & Colgin, Lois M A
1.4.2 Common Viral Infections Lerche, Nicholas W
1.4.3 Modelling Parasitic diseases in Non Human Primates: Malaria, Chagas Disease and Filariasis Philipp, Mario T & Purcell, Jeanette E
1.5 Reproduction: Definition of a Primate Model of Female Fertility Einspanier, Almuth & Gore, Mauvis A 1.6 Male Reproduction and Fertilization Harrison, Richard M & Kubisch, H Michael 1.7 Primate Natural History and Social Behaviour: Implications for Laboratory Housing Lutz, Corrine K and Novak, Melinda A

Part 2: Primate Management 2.1 New World Primates 2.1.1 Husbandry and Management: Marmosets and Tamarins Rensing, Susanne & Oerke, Ann-Kathrin
2.2 Old World Primates 2.2.1 Practical Care & Management of Macaques Terao , Keiji
2.2.2 Vervet Monkey Breeding Seier, Jürgen
2.3 Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases Lewis, Sherry M, Hotchkiss, Charlotte E & Ullrey, Duane E
2.4 Environmental Enrichment & Refinement of Handling Procedures Reinhardt, Viktor
2.5 Development of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) Non Human Primate Colonies Mansfield, Keith
2.6 Medical Care Mahoney, James

Part 3: Current Uses in Biomedical Research

3.1 Factors affecting the choice of species Weber, Heinz 3.2 Techniques & Procedures 3.2.1 Anaesthesia Unwin, Steve 3.2.2 Rigid Endoscopy Fanton, John W 3.2.3 Ultrasound Imaging in Rhesus (Macaca mulatta) and Long-tailed (Macaca fascicularis) Macaques: Reproductive & Research Applications Tarantal, Alice F 3.2.4 Functional Magnetic Resonances Imaging in Conscious Marmoset Monkeys : Methods and Applications in Neuroscience Research Ferris, Craig F & Snowdon, Charles T 3.2.5 Radiographic Imaging of Non Human Primates Valverde, Celia R & Christe, Kari 3.2.6 Imaging: Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Chefer, Svetlana

3.3 Current Uses in Biomedical Research 3.3.1 The Use of the Primate Model in Research Morton, William R, Kyes, Kelly B, Kyes, Randall C, Swindler, Daris R, Swindler, Kathryn E 3.3.2 Chronic Diseases Hart, Bert’t, Losem, Mario, Brok, Herbert P.M & de Baets, Marc H 3.3.3 Practical approaches to Pharmacological Studies in Non Human Primates Koegler, Frank H & Cowley, Michael A 3.3.4 Non Human Primate Models of Human Aging Tigno , Xenia, Erwin, Joseph M & Hansen, Barbara C 3.3.5 Primate Models of Neurological Disease Szabo, Charles A 3.3.6 Genetics: A survey of Non Human Primate Genetics, Genetic Management and Applications to Biomedical Research Rogers, Jeffrey 3.3.7 The Respiratory System & its use in research Plopper, Charles G & Harkema, Jack R 3.3.8 Reproduction – Male van der Horst, Gerhard
3.3.9 Reproduction – Female Dukelow, W Richard
3.3.10 The Baboon as an Appropriate Model for Study Mwenda, Jason M, Kyama, Cleophas M, Cahi, Daniel C, of Multifactoral Aspects of Human Endometriosis Debrock, Sophie & Hooghe, Thomas M.D 3.3.11 Virology Research Barry, Peter, Marthas, Marta,, Lerche, Nicholas, McChesney, Michael B. & Miller, Christopher J. 3.3.12 Parasitic Diseases of Non Human Primates Purcell, Jeanette E. & Philipp, Mario T.


A volume in the Handbook of Experimental Animals series, The Laboratory Primate details the past and present use of primates in biomedical research, and the husbandry, nutritional requirements, behaviour, and breeding of each of the commonly used species. Practical information on regulatory requirements, not available in other texts, is covered. Sections on experimental models cover the major areas of biomedical research, including AIDS, cancer, neurobiology and gene therapy. Assisted reproductive technology, tissue typing, and minimum group sizes for infectious disease/vaccine studies are also included.

Key Features

  • Two-color, user-friendly format, with copious illustrations and color plates
  • Includes detailed, well-illustrated sections on gross & microscopic anatomy, common diseases, and special procedures, including surgical techniques


Researchers & students in biological, veterinary, and medical sciences, researchers in the pharmaceutical industry, commercial toxicological and pathology laboratories


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"...provides research scientists in academia and industry with comprehensive, practical information on laboratory animals...a welcome and necessary addition to the series of handbooks...this book is recommended to all researchers and students in biological, pharmaceutical, veterinary and medical sciences." --M. Schmidt, in JZS

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About the Series Volume Editors

Sonia Wolfe-Coote

Affiliations and Expertise

Medical Research Council, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa