388 Pages 90 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Key features

  • Contains 28 updated tables designed as quick, easy-to-use references for New and Old World species
  • Provides over 100 photographs and illustrations, most now in color, depicting aspects of nonhuman primate biology, behavior, management practices, diseases, and technical procedures
  • Gives a concise overview of regulatory considerations for the use of nonhuman primates in biomedical research
  • Expands the Veterinary Care chapter to include new sections on nutritional support, behavioral conditions, dental care, and updated information on anesthetic and analgesic drugs
  • Presents step-by-step descriptions of common and advanced sampling techniques
  • Includes extensive resource lists for vendors of animals, feed, sanitation supplies, caging, anesthetic equipment, and veterinary and research supplies

    Extensively updated to include current literature, The Laboratory Nonhuman Primate, Second Edition, continues to serve as a quick reference source for technicians, caretakers, veterinarians, researchers, and students working with primates in biomedical research. It provides details on basic husbandry and covers biologic characteristics, regulatory compliance, common diseases, and anesthetic management.

    The text gives easy-to-follow descriptions of basic technical procedures including restraint, intubation, tuberculin skin testing, and collection of blood and urine samples. It also reviews advanced sampling procedures including collection of bone marrow, cerebrospinal fluid, bronchoalveolar lavage fluid, and rectal mucosal biopsy. The Laboratory Nonhuman Primate presents information in a clear, concise format to allow readers to incorporate concepts and techniques into the standard operating procedures of a facility.

    Important Biologic Features
    Veterinary Care
    Experimental Methodology


    Jeffrey D. Fortman is Director of the Biologic Resources Laboratory at University of Illinois, Chicago. He is also Attending Veterinarian at Jesse Brown Veterans Administration Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois.

    Terry A. Hewett, D.V.M., received her doctorate degree in Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1986, and completed a residency in laboratory animal medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1991. She is a Diplomat of the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine. She works at the University of Illinois at Chicago as a clinical veterinarian and has 12 years of experience in the clinical veterinary care of nonhuman primates and supporting research utilizing Old and New World species.

    "The chapters get right to the point and present a lot of useful information for the caretaker as well as the veterinarian... Procedures discussed in the text are referenced with lots of clear illustrations and pictures. References are keyed to a comprehensive bibliography for folks needing more information."
    -Library News for Zoos and Aquariums, September 2001