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.
Table of Contents
Important Biologic Features. Husbandry. Management. Veterinary Care. Experimental Methodology. Resources. References.
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.