To establish the subhuman primate as an effective laboratory animal in parenteral nutrition research, 18 male macaque monkeys were adapted to chronic chair restraint and maintained on intravenous nutrition for 1- and 2-week periods. The animals remained in the restraint chairs for 11.6 +/- (2.3) weeks and the inferior vena cava catheters remained for 53 +/- (7.8) days. Catheter and metabolic complications during intravenous nutrition infusion were few and morbidity was low. The animals maintained weight, serum albumin, and serum transferrin levels as well as a positive nitrogen balance during the study period. The macaque is a highly suitable model for nutritional studies requiring a controlled environment during long-term studies.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition|
|Publication status||Published - Sep 1980|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Food Science
- Medicine (miscellaneous)