Chapter 36. Marmosets and Tamarins

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Hannah M. Buchanan-smith

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch36

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition

How to Cite

Buchanan-smith, H. M. (2010) Marmosets and Tamarins, in The UFAW Handbook on the Care and Management of Laboratory and Other Research Animals, Eighth Edition (eds R. Hubrecht and J. Kirkwood), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch36

Editor Information

  1. UFAW, The Old School, Brewhouse Hill, Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire AL4 8AN, UK

Author Information

  1. Behaviour and Evolution Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 FEB 2010
  2. Published Print: 26 MAR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175234

Online ISBN: 9781444318777

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Keywords:

  • marmosets and tamarins;
  • New World monkeys, of family Callitrichidae, subfamily Callitrichinae - having seven distinct genera;
  • jet black Goeldi's monkey (Callimico goeldi) - belonging to Callitrichinae;
  • male common marmoset - performing a tail-raised present as a threat;
  • nutritional status - influencing growth, reproduction and longevity;
  • callitrichines, tropical primates, requiring ambient temperature of 23°C;
  • callitrichines, kept in hygienic conditions - regular cleaning to remove stale food and excreta;
  • callitrichines, checked at least twice daily - for changes in behaviour, inactivity, nasal discharge and signs of diarrhoea;
  • Ketamine (dissociative anaesthetic) - anaesthetic agent for marmosets and tamarins;
  • common welfare problems

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biological overview

  • Use in research

  • Laboratory husbandry, management and breeding

  • Behavioural welfare indicators

  • Sources, supply and transport

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Common welfare problems

  • Acknowledgments

  • References