Nonhuman Primate Symposium

Nonhuman Primate Symposium


Practical Solutions to Welfare Challenges

March 29th & 30th, 2017
USDA Center for Animal Welfare
6501 Beacon Drive, Kansas City, Missouri 64133

An informative symposium sponsored by USDA-Animal Care focusing on the psychological and physical well-being of nonhuman primates

This two-day event is free and open to the first 200 participants and will provide targeted, practical information on areas where we see the most opportunities to enhance compliance and animal welfare at our regulated facilities. Continuing education credits may be available. Advance registration is required. We will not be able to admit anyone who has not registered.

Who should attend?
  • Small or medium zoos
  • Attending veterinarians
  • Licensees
  • Sanctuaries
  • All interested parties will find useful information
What will be covered?
  • Functionally appropriate primate environments
  • Strategies to manage aberrant behavior
  • Nutrition
  • Preventive health care
  • Neonatal care
  • Geriatric care

A workshop on building a framework for a comprehensive and compliant environment enhancement plan will also be offered at the end of the second day.

The Center for Animal Welfare is very excited to host this event and provide the opportunity to share the collective expertise of our speakers to enhance the welfare of nonhuman primates at facilities across the United States.

Registration for this event has closed.  If you have any questions about this event, please contact the Center for Animal Welfare by calling 816-737-4202 or by email at CenterforAnimalWelfare@aphis.usda.gov

A PDF of the Symposium Program containing abstracts from all of the talks can be found here. Additionally, presentation material is available for the majority of the lectures and can be accessed by clicking on the lecture title in the Event Agenda below.

Event Agenda:

Wednesday, March 29, 2017:

Event

Speaker

Supporting Species Specific Behaviors         

8:00am – 12:30pm

Welcome and Symposium Overview

Nora Wineland, DVM, Director, Center for Animal Welfare, Animal Care, USDA

David B. Wright, Security Specialist, USDA/FSA/EPD

Gwendalyn Maginnis, DVM, Nonhuman Primate Specialist, Center for Animal Welfare, Animal Care, USDA

Functionally Appropriate
Environments for Callitrichids

Suzette Tardif, Ph.D., Associate Director, Southwest National Primate Research Center

Behavior-Based Husbandry for Lemurs

Tracy Fenn, Supervisor of Mammals, Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens; also President and Founder, Endangered Primate Foundation

Creating Environments that Support Species Specific Behaviors for Captive Chimpanzees

Rick Lee, DVM, HPC Director, Alpha Genesis Inc.

BREAK

Functionally Appropriate Behaviors of Capuchins, Spider Monkeys, and Squirrel Monkeys

Kari Bagnall, Founder and Director, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

Current Practices in the Captive Management of Macaques and Baboons

Joseph Knobbe, Curator of Primates, San Francisco Zoo

Discussion Panel

Moderator:  Mary Ann McBride, DVM, VMO, Animal Care, USDA

LUNCH:  cafeteria on site

Managing Abnormal Behavior

1:30pm – 5:30pm

Understanding Abnormal Behavior and Fear-related Behavior in Primates

Mollie Bloomsmith, Ph.D., Director of Behavioral Management, Yerkes National Primate Research Center

Managing Abnormal Behaviors

Kari Bagnall, Founder and Director, Jungle Friends Primate Sanctuary

BREAK

Just Listen – Giving Animals a Voice to Improve Their Quality of Life

Heidi Hellmuth, Curator of Primates, St. Louis Zoo

Discussion Panel

Moderator:  Marcy E. Rosendale, DVM, VMO, Animal Care, USDA


Thursday, March 30, 2017:                                                     

Event

Speaker

Physical Well-being

8:00am – 3:00pm

Nutritional Aspects of Non-human Primate Care

Barbara Henry, M.S., Curator of Nutrition, Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden

BREAK

Preventative Health Care of Primates in Captivity

Wm. Kirk Suedmeyer, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Director of Animal Health and Research, Kansas City Zoo

LUNCH:  cafeteria on site

Neonatal Care of Marmosets and Tamarins

Suzette Tardif, Ph.D., Associate Director, Southwest National Primate Research Center

Geriatric Care of Primates in Captivity

Wm. Kirk Suedmeyer, DVM, Dipl. ACZM, Director of Animal Health and Research, Kansas City Zoo

Discussion Panel

Moderator:  Carol L. Clarke, DVM, Dipl. ACLAM, Senior Staff Veterinarian, Animal Care, USDA

BREAK

Workshop:  Developing an Environment Enhancement Plan

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Developing an Environment Enhancement Plan

Gwendalyn Maginnis, DVM, Nonhuman Primate Specialist, Center for Animal Welfare,

Animal Care, USDA

 


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