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Identifying, Recording, and Managing Problem Behaviors in Nonhuman Primates
September 15, 2022
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM CT

WEB-076: People working with nonhuman primates in a research setting should be able to identify a variety of potentially problematic behaviors in the animals. Once recognized, these behaviors can then be appropriately recorded, and in some cases, treatments can be applied to reduce the problem behavior. Problem behaviors include different types of abnormal behavior, as well as behaviors that reflect anxiety, fear, and depression. This webinar will first describe these different behaviors, using rhesus macaque examples. The discussion will include factors that contribute to the expression of these behaviors to better understand why the occur. Ethograms for problem behaviors will be shared, as will examples of documentation systems. Options will be described for treating these behaviors, noting that some treatments have been studied and found to be effective, while other treatments are used based on experience only. There will be a focus on drug therapies as treatments for self-injurious and stereotyped behaviors. Examples will be provided of behavior thresholds for initiating treatment. Finally, there will be discussion on the value of attempting to predict future behavioral problems and working to prevent them from occurring.

The fee is per connection. One connection can be used for site or group training. If multiple connections are needed, please place and order per connection. Discounts are available by using the Store Order Form PDF when you purchase 5 or more connections. Within 1 to 3 business days after ordering the webinar, you will be sent an email with a link to register and view the webinar on the GoToWebinar website.

Can't watch it live? Share the presentation recording afterward with your staff. AALAS will provide the link to view the webinar recording to all registrants several days after the webinar concludes. This link can be shared with your staff for watching at any frequency, any time of day.

AALAS CEUs: You can apply for up to 1.5 CEUs for the Technician Certification Registry or CMAR recertification. Please use the form on the AALAS website or online CEU submission.


RACE CEs: This program: 20-924101 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 1.00 CE Credit (1.00 max) being available to any one veterinarian: and/or 1.00 Veterinary Technician CE Credits (1.00 max). This RACE approval is for the subject matter category of Medical Program. This approval is valid in jurisdictions that recognize AAVSB RACE CEs. CEs are available only for viewing the live webinar. Before the webinar, if you haven’t already done so, please create your account on the AAVSB website for tracking your RACE CEs (required by AAVSB for RACE). After the webinar, AALAS will contact participants for their ID information that is required for RACE CE uploads and will upload participants’ CE credits directly to AAVSB’s RACEtrack.

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Sherrie Jean, DVM, DACLAM

Dr. Jean is the Associate Veterinarian Scientist at Yerkes National Primate Research Center - Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Jean received her Bachelor of Science and Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. She then received training in...

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