Medical Care and Management of the Squirrel Monkey

  • Christian R. Abee


The use of the squirrel monkey in biomedical research has helped to improve our understanding of many diseases and other disorders of human beings in the past 20 years. Most of this research has been and continues to be carried out using animals that are captured as juveniles or adults from the wild. The introduction and long-term maintenance of these animals in the laboratory requires an understanding of the husbandry and medical care needs of this species. With improvements in facility design, husbandry techniques, and equipment for medical care, morbidity and mortality among laboratory-housed squirrel monkeys have been greatly reduced. An excellent chapter on the care and management of the squirrel monkey was written by Lang (1968) and is a valuable source of additional information on the care of the squirrel monkey.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian R. Abee
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Comparative MedicineUniversity of South Alabama College of MedicineMobileUSA

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