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Recognition and Alleviation of Distress in Laboratory Animals
Finally, the Committee acknowledges that to date there is lack of consensus on the best way to achieve “normal species-specific behavior” within the conditions most commonly provided for laboratory animals. To this effect, a pair testing record from the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center is included (courtesy of Joseph Kemnitz, PhD), which is used to document the process of social acclimation and housing of nonhuman primates. The animals are paired and their interactions are observed. Primates with undesirable behaviors are identified and appropriate measures are taken.