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Primate Health at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin National Primate Research Center:
What We Weren’t Told by the UW
By Michael A. Budkie, A.H.T., Executive Director,
The NIH Progress Report for the Wisconsin National Primate Research Center
This progress report is filed annually by the
Wisconsin National Primate Research Center (WNPRC) with the federal
agency that funds the center – the National Institutes of Health. During
fiscal 2002 – 2003 the University of Wisconsin (Madison) received
$62,139,601 for/through the WNPRC primarily from the federal government
through the NIH. This amount includes both the base grant and affiliated
During this period the WNPRC housed roughly 1500
primates. Most of these primates are macaca mulatta or rhesus monkeys.
The next largest group of primates is callithrix jacchus or marmosets.
These primates are maintained to be used as research subjects, or in the
breeding of primates for research. The center supports research in
aging, diet, reproduction, psychology, and other areas.
The colony statistics table from the progress report
reveals a number of interesting statistics (the table is attached to
this report in an appendix). The year began with 1513 primates in
residence at the center. 84 marmosets were born during the year, no
macaques were born. For the purposes of the progress report live births
are defined as “inflated lungs.” The progress report does not list any
infant or juvenile macaques or marmosets dying at the WNPRC. 159
primates were added to the colony from outside sources. 29 primates died
during experimentation. 118 primates died of non-experimental causes.
The total number of primate deaths listed in the report (experimental
and non-experimental) is 147. 95 were sold or transferred outside the
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