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Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects

Nursery Rearing of Nonhuman Primates in the 21st Century

Editors: Sackett, Gene P., Ruppenthal, Gerald, Elias, Kate (Eds.)

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Nursery Rearing of Nonhuman Primates in the 21st Century describes how and why nursery rearing of primates can produce adaptable juveniles and adults for research, conservation, and display-educational purposes. The volume details the history of nursery rearing since the mid-19th century, the outcomes of varied nursery rearing methods, the contemporary goals of nursery rearing as well as reference data derived from species commonly reared in nursery or hand-feeding situations.

Examples of the changing goals of nursery rearing covered in this volume are the need for biological containment in disease research, the production of specific pathogen-free colonies by removal of neonates from the mother, the production of phenotypes for genetic and molecular biology studies, and the breeding of endangered species for conservation or research purposes.

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"This book provides both basic and applied information pertaining to the consequences and interventions used in nursery rearing. … This volume is very comprehensive and provides an excellent resource for scientists interested in the effect of early differential rearing on behavioral and physiological development. … In summary, this book is well organized, well written, and informative. It is an excellent contribution to the practical and research findings on primate infant development." (William D. Hopkins, Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 82, June, 2007)


Table of contents (28 chapters)

Table of contents (28 chapters)
  • The Effects of Rearing Experiences: The Early Years

    Pages 5-19

    Novak, Melinda A. (et al.)

  • The Changing Role of Hand Rearing in Zoo-Based Primate Breeding Programs

    Pages 21-31

    Porton, Ingrid (et al.)

  • Animal Welfare Regulations and Nursery Rearing

    Pages 33-48

    Crockett, Carolyn M.

  • Data Management for the Nonhuman Primate Nursery

    Pages 49-64

    Ha, James C. (et al.)

  • Very Early Rearing Experience: Rationale and Methodologies for Studying Prenatal Development in Nonhuman Primates

    Pages 65-95

    Xavier Novak, Matthew Francis Stuart

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eBook $269.00
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Hardcover $349.99
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Softcover $349.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nursery Rearing of Nonhuman Primates in the 21st Century
Editors
  • Gene P. Sackett
  • Gerald Ruppenthal
  • Kate Elias
Series Title
Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects
Copyright
2006
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-25640-5
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-25640-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-25632-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-9206-2
Series ISSN
1574-3489
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXII, 602
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