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November 26, 2018

CCAC Releases New Nonhuman Primates Guidelines

The CCAC guidelines: Nonhuman primates (facilities, facility management, and husbandry) is now available. This guidelines document is highly relevant for investigators, animal care committees, facility managers, veterinarians, and animal care staff in institutions where nonhuman primates are held, to help facilitate improvement in the care given to these animals.

Superseding the CCAC Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals, volume 1, 2nd ed. (1993), and the CCAC Guide to the Care and Use of Experimental Animals, Volume 2 (1984), the CCAC guidelines: Nonhuman primates (facilities, facility management, and husbandry) is based on expert peer advice and current interpretation of scientific evidence, and has received extensive peer review. Please note that this document is an abridged version of a more complete guidelines document which will also address the involvement of nonhuman primates in experimental procedures. The complete guidelines document is currently in development and should be published in the coming year.

The CCAC would like to thank all of the volunteer experts who participated in the development of this guidelines document. Your insights and expertise are deeply valued and we truly appreciate the important role you play in the development of CCAC's high standards for animal ethics and care in Canadian science.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to directly.