Chapter 40. Chimpanzees

  1. Robert Hubrecht and
  2. James Kirkwood
  1. Steven J. Schapiro and
  2. Susan P. Lambeth

Published Online: 8 FEB 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318777.ch40

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

Schapiro, S. J. and Lambeth, S. P. (2010) Chimpanzees, 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.ch40

Editor Information

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

Author Information

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

  • chimpanzee genetics - area in which substantial and important progress has been made;
  • chimpanzees, usually described as living in fission–fusion societies;
  • taxonomy of common chimpanzee (Pan troglodytes) - still being debated;
  • chimpanzees, slow-producing, slow-maturing species;
  • factors threatening survival of chimpanzees in natural settings;
  • chimpanzees, being infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV);
  • veterinary management and geriatric care;
  • captive chimpanzees - maintained in social groupings, promote naturalistic social behaviours;
  • retirement and sanctuaries;
  • common welfare problems - disease issues and behavioural factors

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biological overview

  • Uses in the laboratory

  • Laboratory management and breeding (or non-breeding)

  • Safety

  • Retirement and sanctuaries

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgements

  • Common welfare problems

  • Priorities and future directions

  • References