Nursery Care of Nonhuman Primates

  • Gerald C. Ruppenthal
  • Dorothy J. Reese

Part of the Advances in Primatology book series (AIPR)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Prenatal Influences

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. C. E. Fahrenbruch, T. M. Burbacher, G. P. Sackett
      Pages 27-34
    3. W. W. Socha, J. Moor-Jankowski
      Pages 35-42
    4. D. Strobel, H. Sandstead, L. Zimmermann, A. Reuter
      Pages 43-58
  3. Early Assessment

  4. Health, Diet, and Growth

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. G. T. Moore, L. B. Cummins
      Pages 145-151
    3. G. P. Sackett, R. A. Holm, C. E. Fahrenbruch
      Pages 187-201
    4. F. A. Spelman, C. W. Kindt
      Pages 203-213
    5. W. R. Morton, W. E. Giddens Jr., J. T. Boyce
      Pages 227-235
  5. Housing and Social Development

  6. Care of Exotic Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. A. W. Breznock, S. Porter, J. B. Harrold, T. G. Kawakami
      Pages 287-298
    3. D. P. Martin, P. L. Golway, M. J. George, J. A. Smith
      Pages 299-305
    4. J. L. Cicmanec, D. M. Hernandez, S. R. Jenkins, A. K. Campbell, J. A. Smith
      Pages 307-312
    5. R. D. Hall, R. J. Beattie, G. H. Wyckoff Jr.
      Pages 321-328
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 329-333

About this book


The Infant Primate Research Laboratory at the University of Washington was conceived in 1970 as a small research Wlit primarily for support of two individual's interests in early develop­ ment of nonhuman primates. Because of their research emphasis, a modest nursery was required to support a small population of animals for specific experimental studies. The laboratory experi­ enced rapid growth when others at the University became interested in the use of monkeys as models for early development and mental retardation in humans. In 1972 the Wlit was formally established as a core facility of the Child Development and Mental Retardation Center and the Regional Primate Research Center. This joint administrative and financial support allowed us to invest considerable effort in the development of normative data for rearing animals in our nursery as well as for identifying, documenting, and rearing subjects at high risk for neonatal death. As part of that effort, every attempt has been made to promote a multidisciplinary approach to ques­ tions associated with rearing nonhuman primates. This volume includes much of the information thus gathered. I feel that such an approach is essential to the promotion of scientific principles in rearing and has allowed the laboratory to contribute to prima­ tology.


animals development monkeys morphology nutrition primates

Editors and affiliations

  • Gerald C. Ruppenthal
    • 1
  • Dorothy J. Reese
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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