By Sarah Wolfensohn
Chapter 1 Primates: Their features and dating with guy (pages 1–13):
Chapter 2 The actual setting (pages 15–31):
Chapter three employees administration and well-being and safeguard (pages 33–43):
Chapter four nutrients (pages 43–59):
Chapter five actual Well?Being (pages 59–99):
Chapter 6 mental Well?Being (pages 99–115):
Chapter 7 education of Primates (pages 115–129):
Chapter eight Breeding (pages 129–149):
Chapter nine Sourcing and Transporting Primates (pages 149–161):
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Extra resources for Handbook of Primate Husbandry and Welfare
C. NRC (1997) The Psychological Well-Being of Non-Human Primates. National Research Council. C. Poole, T. (1995) Guidelines and legal codes for the welfare of non-human primates in biomedical research. Laboratory Animals, 29, 244–249. B. ) (1999) The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory Animals, 7th edn. Blackwell Science, Oxford. Reinhardt, V. & Reinhardt, A. (2000) Social enhancement for adult non-human primates in research laboratories. Laboratory Animals, 29, 34–41. Reinhardt, V.
If a ‘parkland’ setting, such as is often seen for zoo primates, were to become an option for laboratory primates, the animals would more realistically be classified as wild in origin, and this would restrict the legal and ethical decisions on the suitability for their use in research. If the primates are kept outside, there should be shelter from adverse weather conditions, with at least a partial roof covering to provide protection from wind, rain and sun. The fabric of external enclosures and the materials used must be windproof and weatherproof, and of durable, impervious, cleanable materials.
The facility must be ‘fit for purpose’ 24 Handbook of Primate Husbandry and Welfare but there should be no underlying assumption that outside living areas are somehow automatically better. A well designed facility is vital in the delivery of a successful animal care programme and behavioural management (see Chapter 7). Building a new facility takes a long time from conception to completion and there will be many factors and details to consider. Cost, design, materials and utilities will inevitably be higher on the list of priorities for the build management team than species-specific behaviours of the animals to be housed in it.
Handbook of Primate Husbandry and Welfare by Sarah Wolfensohn