Primates pp 571-679

The Pathoparasitology of Nonhuman Primates: A Review

  • John D. ToftII
Conference paper

DOI: 10.1007/978-1-4612-4918-4_45

Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)
Cite this paper as:
Toft J.D. (1986) The Pathoparasitology of Nonhuman Primates: A Review. In: Benirschke K. (eds) Primates. Proceedings in Life Sciences. Springer, New York, NY


Most people who have had more than cursory experience in the husbandry of nonhuman primate colonies will agree that parasitism is one of the most common disease entities that affects these animals. Numerous protozoal and metazoal genera have been described as infecting the members of all major nonhuman primate groups. Many of these are considered to be nonpathogenic, or at least their detrimental effects upon the host have yet to be eludicated. A large number, however, can produce lesions that result in serious debilitation and can create opportunities for secondary infections that may be fatal. This process appears to be exacerbated by the stress of capture and confinement.

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