Abstract # 8037 Event # 93:

Scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017 02:00 PM-02:15 PM: (Grand Ballroom) Oral Presentation


NURSERY REARING MACAQUES- AN OVERVIEW FROM A VETERINARY PERSPECTIVE

J. F. Lane
Washington National Primate Research Center, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
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     A variety of clinical and research scenarios require nursery rearing of infant macaques. Nursery rearing practices vary across institutions and are conducted with a range of personnel and facility resources. Caretakers, veterinarians, research and behavioral staff work together to ensure minimal impact on the health and well-being of non-mother raised infants. An overview of feeding and housing protocols will be presented, focusing on reasonable standards of care. Challenges in clinical management, socialization and biosecurity will also be addressed.