Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine

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  • Gives quick reference for medical cases that are commonly seen in primate medicine and the treatments prescribed
  • Fits in a lab coat pocket for easy reference
  • Provides formulary and drug dosages, special precautions, and important notations when warranted
  • Presents treatments for the rhesus macaque and denotes specific treatments for other species where applicable
  • Explains common conditions with full color illustrations for quick reference
  • Overviews the recent drugs and medications used in anesthesiology to aid the clinician when determining drug choice and multimodal therapy


Sources of clinical treatment information on nonhuman primates are generally scattered across journals, textbooks, conferences, personal conversations, and more. However, when a clinician on the treatment floor is faced with a patient requiring an immediate treatment decision, time spent on making an informed decision becomes a critical factor.

An alternative to conducting a literature search in time-sensitive situations, the Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine supplies guidance and initial direction on diagnosis and treatment, including working doses based on past case experience. It is the frank, to-the-point nature of the writing that makes readers feel as if they had just asked a colleague how to approach a clinical problem and obtained a quick, "what you need to know" answer. The chapter authors draw on personal experience to describe commonly encountered clinical conditions and how to treat these cases—including not only the "dos" but also the "don’ts." This format gives readers easy access to clinical signs, diagnostic criteria, and options for treatment.

The Pocket Handbook of Nonhuman Primate Clinical Medicine is a convenient, concise, case-based handbook written by and for clinicians in charge of the diagnosis and treatment of nonhuman primate patients. Available in both print and electronic formats, this handbook saves readers from having to wade through pages of data and case studies to find answers when time is a factor on the clinic floor.

Table of Contents

Anesthesia in Nonhuman Primates
Cholawat Pacharinsak and Patrick Sharp
Pain Management
Cholawat Pacharinsak and Patrick Sharp
Wounds and Wound Care
Angela Courtney
Basic Fluid Therapy
Angela Courtney
Management of Gastrointestinal/Abdominal Conditions
Cassondra Bauer and Kari L. Christe
Thorax Conditions
Melissa A. de la Garza
Bacterial, Mycotic, Viral, and Parasitic Infections
Alfonso S. Gozalo
Gestational Concerns: When to Intervene and What to Do
Angela Courtney
Dentistry in NHPs
Margaret S. McTighe
Dermatologic and Ophthalmologic Conditions
Karen Strait
Strategies for Managing Behavior Problems
A. J. Warshaw Funk
Formularies: Drug Dosages