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Open Access Husbandry, Handling, and Nutrition for Marmosets

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Marmosets, especially Callithrix jacchus, have become an established part of the laboratory animal community. Information on marmoset life history, behavior, and diet acquired from experience with natural and captive habitats has increased, but the early information from workers with colonies, principally those of tamarins, has led to some common perceptions about how to house, handle, and especially, feed callitrichids that may not apply to marmoset requirements. The availability of commercially produced, almost-complete base diet components and a wider variety of cage construction materials, combined with the recent emphasis on the integration of engineering and performance standards for housing, have made captive life and the implementation of research requirements better for the animals and the people that work with them. We will review some of the routine aspects of husbandry, handling, and nutrition for marmoset monkeys maintained in a research setting.

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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Southwest National Primate Research Center, P.O. Box 760549, San Antonio, Texas 78245-0549 2: Department of Physiological Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

Publication date: 2003-08-01

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  • Comparative Medicine (CM), an international journal of comparative and experimental medicine, is the leading English-language publication in the field and is ranked by the Science Citation Index in the upper third of all scientific journals. The mission of CM is to disseminate high-quality, peer-reviewed information that expands biomedical knowledge and promotes human and animal health through the study of laboratory animal disease, animal models of disease, and basic biologic mechanisms related to disease in people and animals.

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