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Scheduled for Wednesday, June 20, 2012 08:00 AM-01:00 PM: (Beavis) Workshop


ASP PRE-MEETING WORKSHOP: MULTIDISCIPLINARY PREVENTATIVE APPROACH FOR MANAGING LARGE BREEDING GROUPS OF NONHUMAN PRIMATES

B. McCowan1 and K. Coleman2
1California National Primate Research Center, SVM: Population Health & Reproduction, University of California, Davis, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA, 2Oregon National Primate Research Center
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     Date: June 20, 2012, 08:00-12:00 Management of large breeding groups of macaques and other nonhuman primates requires a multidisciplinary approach involving the teamwork of colony managers, veterinarians and behavioral managers for addressing significant health challenges. Major issues include the high rate of deleterious aggression resulting in wounding and social relocations and the frequent presence of pathogenic and nonpathogenic diarrhea among other illnesses in such groups, which create major health issues requiring costly veterinary intervention. This workshop will provide a forum in which colony managers, veterinarians, behavioral managers and other stakeholders can discuss the topology of these major management issues as well as best management strategies to maximize the health and well-being of nonhuman primate groups. Topics will include (1) the important role that the triadic structure of colony management, therapeutics and behavior management plays in developing efficacious approaches by incorporating these valuable conceptual frameworks; (2) the assessment of specific animal and management risk factors involved in these pathologies to aid in preventative strategy development; and (3) the development of efficacious strategies to prevent and mitigate these health issues. Speakers include representatives from several National Primate Research Centers and a round table discussion will follow to broaden the discussion to a diversity of stakeholders. Co-moderators: Dr. Brenda McCowan and Dr. Kris Coleman