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Nursery Rearing of Nonhuman Primates in the 21st Century

  • Gene P. Sackett
  • Gerald C. Ruppentahal
  • Kate Elias

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. Introduction to Section 1: The History of Nursery Rearing and a Glimpse into the Future

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-4
    2. Melinda A. Novak, Gene P. Sackett
      Pages 5-19
    3. Carolyn M. Crockett
      Pages 33-48
    4. James C. Ha, Arthur E. Davis
      Pages 49-64
  3. Introduction to Section 2: Methods and Outcomes for Infrequently Hand-Reared Species

  4. Introduction to Section 3: Methods and Outcomes for Frequently Hand-Reared Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 131-134
    2. Gabriele R. Lubach, Christopher L. Coe
      Pages 135-168
    3. Julie M. Worlein, James C. Ha, Christy Harris, Jennifer Leigh, Kelsey Stratton, Rodney J. R. Ho
      Pages 169-190
    4. John P. Capitanio, William A. Mason, Sally P. Mendoza, Laura DelRosso, Jeffrey A. Roberts
      Pages 191-214
    5. Mary L. Schneider, Maribeth Champoux, Colleen F. Moore
      Pages 215-247
    6. Mollie A. Bloomsmith, Kate C. Baker, Stephen R. Ross, Susan P. Lambeth
      Pages 289-312
    7. Susan M. Howell, Melanie Schwandt, Jo Fritz, Mary W. Marzke, James Murphy, Dennis Young
      Pages 313-350

About this book


Nursery Rearing of Nonhuman Primates in the 21st Century describes how and why nursery rearing of primates can produce adaptable juveniles and adults for research, conservation, and display-educational purposes. The volume details the history of nursery rearing since the mid-19th century, the outcomes of varied nursery rearing methods, the contemporary goals of nursery rearing as well as reference data derived from species commonly reared in nursery or hand-feeding situations.

Examples of the changing goals of nursery rearing covered in this volume are the need for biological containment in disease research, the production of specific pathogen-free colonies by removal of neonates from the mother, the production of phenotypes for genetic and molecular biology studies, and the breeding of endangered species for conservation or research purposes.


biology development imaging techniques phenotype primates

Editors and affiliations

  • Gene P. Sackett
    • 1
  • Gerald C. Ruppentahal
    • 1
  • Kate Elias
    • 1
  1. 1.Washington National Primate Research CenterUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

Bibliographic information


From the reviews:

"This book provides both basic and applied information pertaining to the consequences and interventions used in nursery rearing. … This volume is very comprehensive and provides an excellent resource for scientists interested in the effect of early differential rearing on behavioral and physiological development. … In summary, this book is well organized, well written, and informative. It is an excellent contribution to the practical and research findings on primate infant development." (William D. Hopkins, Quarterly Review of Biology, Vol. 82, June, 2007)