Nutrient Requirements of Nonhuman Primates: Second Revised Edition
National Research Council, Division on Earth and Life Studies, Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources, Ad Hoc Committee on Nonhuman Primate Nutrition, Committee on Animal Nutrition
National Academies Press, Mar 1, 2003 - Technology & Engineering - 306 pages
This new release presents the wealth of information gleaned about nonhuman primates nutrition since the previous edition was published in 1978. With expanded coverage of natural dietary habits, gastrointestinal anatomy and physiology, and the nutrient needs of species that have been difficult to maintain in captivity, it explores the impact on nutrition of physiological and life-stage considerations: infancy, weaning, immune function, obesity, aging, and more. The committee also discusses issues of environmental enrichment such as opportunities for foraging.