Training to cooperate duringblood collection (photos 73-79)
| Photo 76: Training rhesus macaques – here another adult male – to cooperate during in-home-cage venipuncture increases the validity of research data collected because it helps to avoid undue excitation and associated alteration in basal physiology of the research subject. |
With the refined blood collection technique the experimental monkey can easily be handled by one person, whereas conventional techniques usually require two or three people to control the resisting animal (cf. photo 71 & 72; Reinhardt, 1996).
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