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

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 F


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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