Chapter 37. Squirrel Monkeys

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Lawrence E. Williams1,
  2. Alan G. Brady1 and
  3. Christian R. Abee2

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch37

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

Williams, L. E., Brady, A. G. and Abee, C. R. (2010) Squirrel Monkeys, 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.ch37

Editor Information

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

Author Information

  1. 1

    University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, Department of Veterinary Sciences, Bastrop, TX, USA

  2. 2

    University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, Department of Veterinary Sciences, 650 Cool Water Dr, Bastrop, TX 78602, USA

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:

  • squirrel monkeys;
  • squirrel monkeys - single species (Saimiri sciureus), with geographically separated subspecies;
  • female squirrel monkeys - reaching maturity and beginning breeding around 2.5–3 years of age;
  • Saimiri oerstedii citrinellus - an endangered subspecies;
  • animal feeds, stored on pallets in clean, dry, vermin-free environment;
  • gastric intubation and vascular access;
  • blood sampling and parenteral injections;
  • renal disease - as major cause of morbidity and mortality in older squirrel monkeys;
  • fight-related injuries;
  • failure-to-thrive syndrome

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Biological overview

  • Uses in the laboratory

  • Sources and conservation

  • Laboratory management

  • Laboratory procedures

  • Common welfare problems

  • References