FEB 05, 2014 3:00 PM PST

Abnormal and Self-Injurious Behavior in Laboratory Primates

Speaker
  • Director, Behavioral Services, Texas Biomedical Research Institute, USA
    Biography
      Dr. Lutz has a master's degree in zoology from the University of Massachusetts and a Ph.D. in psychology with a specialty in animal behavior from the University of Washington. She conducted her postdoctoral work at the New England Primate Research Center and at the National Institutes of Health. She currently directs the Behavioral Services program at the Southwest National Primate Research Center in San Antonio, TX. Her research interests focus on the impact of the environment on the behavior and wellbeing of captive nonhuman primates.
       

    Abstract

    Abnormal behavior commonly occurs in captive nonhuman primates. It differs from normal behavior in either kind or degree and consists of behaviors such as pacing, self-grasping, and self-injurious behavior. The extent of abnormal behavior in a population can be impacted by variables such as the animals’ sex, species, and age; however, environmental risk factors such as nursery rearing, single housing, and veterinary procedures also play a role. Self-injurious behavior (SIB) is of particular concern due to a greater potential for wounding. Although SIB has been referred to as a form of self-directed aggression, stress, rather than aggression, may play a greater role; SIB may actually be utilized as a means to reduce stress. Wounding occurs in a small percentage of the animals exhibiting SIB and may be associated with the animal’s inability to inhibit certain behaviors. Proper rearing, environmental enrichment, and social housing can help reduce abnormal behavior, but understanding the risk factors with an aim of prevention is the best strategy.


    Show Resources
    You May Also Like
    JAN 23, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    JAN 23, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    DATE: January 23, 2020 TIME: 9:00am PST, 12:00pm EST...
    APR 07, 2020 8:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    APR 07, 2020 8:00 AM PDT
    DATE: April 7, 2020 TIME: 8:00am PT, 11:00am ET This webinar sets out to establish why quality control is key to robust, reliable, reproducible science. We will look at best practice criteri...
    MAY 08, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    C.E. CREDITS
    MAY 08, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    DATE: May 8, 2020 TIME: 10:00am PT, 11:00am MT, 1:00pm ET The application of next generation sequencing to interrogate immune repertoires and methods in which these highly complex dataset...
    FEB 26, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    FEB 26, 2020 9:00 AM PST
    DATE: February 26, 2020 TIME: 9:00am PST 3D cell culture and analysis and the study of organoids and spheroids are becoming more prevalent as a research method in publications as traditional...
    FEB 19, 2020 11:00 AM PST
    C.E. CREDITS
    FEB 19, 2020 11:00 AM PST
    DATE: February 19, 2020TIME: 11:00am PST, 2:00pm EST...
    JUN 09, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    C.E. CREDITS
    JUN 09, 2020 10:00 AM PDT
    Add to Calendar Select one of the following: iCal Google Calendar Outlook Calendar Yahoo Calendar
    DATE: June 9, 2020 TIME: 10:00am PT, 1:00pm ET The presentation will first discuss sepsis as a disease and then explain the importance of performing diagnostic tests in the clinical labora...
    Loading Comments...
    Show Resources