Primate 9695 (vervet) was treated with sulfasalazine for a period
of 3/03 - 5/04. This drug is a treatment for diarrhea. The primate had
bloody diarrhea with mucous which persisted for over a year -- clearly a
very serious condition. Lab tests demonstrated chronic blood loss. Tests
also showed infections of entamoeba palecki and iodamoeba butschlii,
Primate 9797 (vervet) Surgical stereotaxic implant of deep
stimulator and electrode into the subthalmic nucleus of the brain on
4/14/04. By 5/23/04 has sq flat round mass 12 cm in diameter. This
primate is missing 2/3 of tail possibly another instance of
self-mutilation. Diagnostic tests revealed a trichuris (intestinal
Primate 9835 (vervet) This animal had several species of intestinal
parasites iodamoeba butschlii and entamoeba coli.
Primate 9830 (vervet) --Intestinal parasites included: entamoeba
coli, iodamoeba butschlii
Primate 9611 (vervet) -- Intestinal parasites: entamoeba coli and
Primate 9821 (cynomologous monkey) -- Intestinal parasites include:
Primate 9730 (vervet) On 4-19-04 mptp (a chemical which mimics
parkinsons disease) injected into carotid artery; intestinal parasites
included trichuris. Animal has history of ulceration @ tip of tail
following amputation on 3/25/03. Please follow the healing since he
recently 2/11 removed granulated/scabbed over tail tip. 3/7 severed
gastrocnemius tendon; 3/21/03 deep laceration to tail; 3/25 palm
laceration; 12/11 laceration to upper lip; 12/13 laceration to upper lip
reopened; 2/11/04 ulcerated tail tip. We believe that this is an
instance of self-mutilation.
Primate 9734 (vervet) This primate used in deep brain stimulation
study; parasites: trichuris.
Primate AK 476 (macaca fasicularis) Surgical records indicate that
he/she listed received only acepromazine, atropine and sufentanyl for a
surgery which was a craniotomy and durotomy -- We question the adequacy
of the anesthesia
Primate 072- 213 Drugs for surgery: acepromazine, and atropine
sufentanyl and propolol again we believe that this is inadequate
anesthesia. AND used in same experiment as AK 476 different
anesthesia administered. What impact does this inconsistency have on the
validity of the experiment?? Date of surgery 1-27-03 same animal on
2/7/03 has wound cultures done on 4 wounds, buccal, right & left eyes,
and genital area. Is this self-mutilation?
Primate 082-0225 euthanized by PI on 1-17-03 -- this follows
surgery in the department of neurophysiology on 1/13/03 using only
acepromazine, sufentanyl and propofol. The surgery was a craniotomy for
protocol -- 98-214-12.
Primate GA 381 Only acepromazine, atropine & sufentanyl for surgery
on 9/15/03 -- again in the department of neurophysiology craniotomy &
durotomy (inadequate anesthesia).
Primate 013-1080 (cynomologus) Had repeated blood workups, long
term administration of potassium citrate; euthanized by PI on 9/19/03,
amoxicillin as well; parasites included entamoeba coli.
Primate 09630 Intestinal parasites included entamoeba polecki and
Primate 013-1094 Euthanized by PI on 3-30-04 stool revealed
entamoeba coli and iodamoeba butschlii.
Primate 013-1071 Parasites included entamoeba coli; iodamoeba
Primate 30303 JACK First diagnostics done on 5-24-03 enterococcus
species, staphylococcus; and candida -- head cap infection noted on
6/6/03 -- very acute infection; still has a head cap infection as of
6/23/03; on 7/8/03 had bacteriological workup done; later on 2-19-04 had
eye coils implanted.
Primate 788e ISIS Surgical head cap implantation pre-2002
bacterial infection by 12/20/2003. This is another instance of
experimenting on an animal who is clearly seriously ill.
Primate 90-B114 Had a head cap infection, displacement of eye coil,
confinement to restraint chair; removal of scar tissue from recording
chamber well. We question adequacy of anesthesia for scar tissue
procedure only ketamine.
Primate 30026 (macaque) Parasites included: entamoeba coli
Primate f-494 Bond Parasites included entamoeba coli
Examples of UCLA Primate Experimental Protocols
Computational Aspects of Primate Memory protocol # 1994-174-31
$228,750 per year from the NIH involves 22 hours of liquid deprivation
and confinement in restraint chairs for 3 4 hours per day; this also
involves head restraint; five days per week; protocol mentions that the
researchers has 40 years of experience; electrodes in the brain.
Quantitative Studies of Cortical Vision Processing protocol #
98-214-03 $200,859 per year NIH funding use of propofol and sufentanyl
and use of paralytic drug (pancuronium bromide). Involves recording for
up to 120 hours. We question the sufficiency of the anesthetic and use
of a paralytic drug.
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