Hyperalimentation in primates. A nutritional model.

C. L. Hobbs, J. L. Mullen, M. H. Gertner, G. P. Buzby, E. F. Rosato

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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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)443-445
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1980
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)

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Hobbs, C. L., Mullen, J. L., Gertner, M. H., Buzby, G. P., & Rosato, E. F. (1980). Hyperalimentation in primates. A nutritional model. Journal of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, 4(5), 443-445.