Survey of Protocols for Nursery-Rearing Infant Macaques
If there is one monkey species that could be considered the standard laboratory animal for use in biomedical and behavioral research, it would have to be the rhesus monkey (Macaca mulatta). This species, known for its hardiness and adaptability to the rigors of laboratory confinement, has been the mainstay of experimental research for many years. Consequently, a wealth of data on many parameters of growth and development exists for this species. Many nursery facilities throughout the world have continued, modified, or adopted the techniques for rearing nonhuman primates from procedures initiated by a few individuals years ago for rhesus monkeys.
KeywordsBirth Weight Rhesus Monkey Rhesus Macaque Pigtail Macaque Breech Delivery
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