Laboratory rhesus macaque social housing and social changes: Implications for research.

@article{Hannibal2017LaboratoryRM,
  title={Laboratory rhesus macaque social housing and social changes: Implications for research.},
  author={Darcy L Hannibal and Eliza Bliss-Moreau and Jessica J Vandeleest and Brenda McCowan and John P Capitanio},
  journal={American journal of primatology},
  year={2017},
  volume={79 1},
  pages={1-14}
}
Macaque species, specifically rhesus (Macaca mulatta), are the most common nonhuman primates (NHPs) used in biomedical research due to their suitability as a model of high priority diseases (e.g., HIV, obesity, cognitive aging), cost effective breeding and housing compared to most other NHPs, and close evolutionary relationship to humans. With this close evolutionary relationship, however, is a shared adaptation for a socially stimulating environment, without which both their welfare and… CONTINUE READING