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Training a Large Troop of Rhesus Macaques To Co-Operate During Catching: Analysis of the Time Investment

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Abstract:

This study demonstrates that only a minimal time investment was needed to train a large troop of laboratory non-human primates to co-operate in the catching procedure. A group of 45 rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta) was trained to enter a chute system voluntarily and be caught one by one. The total duration of the training sessions was under six hours, with less than 15 total work-hours invested by three people. The result was an improved capture procedure which minimized risk to personnel and distress to the animals.

Keywords: ANIMAL WELFARE; HANDLING; RHESUS MACAQUES; TRAINING PROCEDURES

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: May 1, 1994

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