By Ivan Crab
Primates breeders and primate institutes recognize the fact that profitable breeding depends upon primate health. The observance of a few common sense rules will contribute to maintaining a favorable status.
The primate keeper is the key in maintaining the health of an animal.
Since primates are subject to many of the same diseases as humans, the premises should be isolated as much as possible.
The cages should be well constructed to give indoor and outdoor possibilities and to lend themselves to daily clean-up and disinfecting. The cages should be suitable for rotation in case of diseases.
The summation of diagnoses over a period of time will inform the primate owner as to the principal troubles; by making daily observations on the health and care conditions; by keeping records.