Microbiology of Captive Baboons

  • Richard Eberle
  • Uriel Blas-Machado
  • Roman F. Wolf
  • Gary L. White
Part of the Developments in Primatology: Progress and Prospects book series (DIPR)

Microbial infections and parasitic infestations are common in both wild caught and domestically produced baboons in the United States today. Many of these infectious agents cause clinical disease while others may exist as asymptomatic infections, surfacing only when transportation, experimentation, changes in environment, or other stressors compromise the baboon’s normal host defenses. This chapter summarizes some of the bacterial, parasitic, and viral diseases that occur more frequently in the baboons; it does not completely review all organisms reported in the literature to infect baboons.


Nonhuman Primate Simian Immunodeficiency Virus Chacma Baboon Simian Varicella Virus Olive Baboon 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard Eberle
    • 1
  • Uriel Blas-Machado
    • 2
  • Roman F. Wolf
    • 3
  • Gary L. White
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Veterinary PathobiologyCenter for Veterinary Health Sciences, Oklahoma State UniversityStillwater
  2. 2.Athens Veterinary Diagnostic LaboratoryCollege of Veterinary Medicine, The University of GeorgiaAthens
  3. 3.Comparative MedicineCollege of Medicine, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma City

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