Reproductive Cyclicity and Breeding in the Squirrel Monkey

  • W. Richard Dukelow

Abstract

Some behavioral research was done with squirrel monkeys in a captive environment in the 1930s, but the first captive births of this species did not occur until 1940, and only more recently has extensive use been made of it. Its value in various nutritional and cardiovascular studies has led to increased efforts to breed this animal in captivity. Its small size, ease of handling, and relatively simple management requirements make it an attractive animal for research laboratories, and in fact it is the second most commonly used species for the purpose.

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Nonhuman Primate Corpus Luteum Estrous Cycle Squirrel Monkey Artificial Insemination 
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  • W. Richard Dukelow
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  1. 1.Endocrine Research CenterMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

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