Primate Care Manual

 

The Ultimate Resource for
Quality Care and Understanding of Primates
in Private Captive Situations

 


Chapter Excerpt

 

A COMPLEX AND IMPORTANT ASPECT OF CAPTIVE PRIMATE CARE

Quick reference guide to Health...
Preventive care
Consultants for Vets
Common Medical Disorders
Dental
Dermatological
Endocrine
Gastrointestinal
Neurological
Nutritional
Reproduction
Respiratory
Trauma
Toxicity
Zoonotic Diseases
Misc. Health Concerns
First Aid and Administration of Oral Medications
Hygiene

PREVENTIVE HEALTH CARE
Perhaps the most important aspect of preventive health care is care provided by the owner. A spacious, enriched and sanitary environment is of the utmost importance. An optimum and varied diet recommended for the species you care for contributes to its overall health. Minimizing stress and providing socialization also play important roles in preventive health care. Each of these areas is addressed throughout this publication, and it’s recommended that the reader review them. On the following pages are three tables to guide the reader through the medical aspect of preventive health care. The first is a breakdown of your monkey’s annual examination by a veterinarian. The second reviews the diagnostic workup performed in association with this annual exam. The third is a review of vaccinations associated with primate care.

Along with a primate’s preventive health measures, caregivers should also follow a course of prevention for themselves...

 

 

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