Risk factors and remediation of self-injurious and self-abuse behavior in rhesus macaques.

  title={Risk factors and remediation of self-injurious and self-abuse behavior in rhesus macaques.},
  author={Ina Rommeck and Kristen Anderson and Allison Heagerty and Ashley Cameron and Brenda McCowan},
  journal={Journal of applied animal welfare science : JAAWS},
  volume={12 1},
Considered signs of decreased welfare--abnormal behaviors such as self-injury and self-abuse among nonhuman primates housed in the laboratory--may put into question the validity and reliability of scientific research using these animals as models. Providing environmental enrichment decreases the incidence of some undesirable behaviors but is often unsuccessful at ameliorating the most severe types of abnormal behaviors. To prevent such behaviors from developing, it is important to identify risk… CONTINUE READING

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