Lane, J. F. 2018. Nursery rearing macaques – An overview from a veterinary perspective. American Journal of Primatology 80(S1), 34 (40th Meeting of the American Society of Primatologists Scientific Program, Abstract #93).
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.