Accession Number : AD0727519

Title :   A Clinical Evaluation of the Hematologic and Blood Chemical Profiles of Primates,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Hall,Arthur S.

Report Date : DEC 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Psychological factors are important in the collection of monkey data. Noise of the infants from the nursery alters the menstrual cycles of the female breeding colony. Male and female rhesus monkeys housed in single cages in the same room affects dietary intake which may be reflected in the resting profile. Young female Macaca nemistrina often lose weight and acquire a functional diarrhea when housed in a room with large adult males. Animal conditions must be maintained from experiment to experiment. Cage designs must be similar and sex ratios in the same room must be constant. Primates should have clinical profiles for individual animals. If an individual monkey profile is highly variable during the baseline study, the monkey should be reevaluated for use in the project. Animals in limited confinement studies must be selected for temperament and disposition. Because individual monkeys vary psychologically, the best clinical data are derived from monkeys that have individual profiles compiled following an adequate conditioning time. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HEMATOLOGY, *PRIMATES), (*BLOOD CHEMISTRY, PRIMATES), MONKEYS, STANDARDS, LABORATORY ANIMALS, SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH, VETERINARY MEDICINE, PHYSIOLOGY, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), SYMPOSIA

Subject Categories : Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Medicine

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE