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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 12-07-2006, 07:35 PM Thread Starter
 
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As some of you may know, I'm studying veterinary technology. As part of our program, we do a rotation in which we spend 4 days working on different areas of the profession (farm animals, horses, regular clinic, emergency clinic, exotics, research). My last rotation was at the Caribbean Primate Research Center, working with Rhesus Macaques. I have some pictures of my experience that I wanted to share with you. 8)

Here I am doing a tuberculine test on a monkey. (it is anesthetized, BTW)


Here is my partner putting a rabies vacc.


Here I am giving some fruits to the monkeys


Monkeys eating fruit


Holding an anesthetized monkey...
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Here I am holding a set of twins that were around 2 months old (orphans, and were being hand-raised)


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They're so cute. I would love to experience something like that.

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I really really like this pic. It was our last day, and they told us to to an inventory of the medicines they had. We did it while each one holding one of the babies... lol. I was on the floor writing the medicines available and the expiration date while my partner was standing and telling me the medicines.








I loved the experience there, it has been the best so far, and I hope to do my practice there... but I know there's a couple of people in my class that also liked it there and want to do the practice there... (I got a grade of 100 in that rotation too!!!)

Ah!!! also, yesterday I went to Cayo Santiago, which is also part of the caribbean primate research center, but there they have a colony of wild monkeys that are used in behavior studies. It was AWESOME! I have pictures of that too, but they are still in the camera and I have to wait for my niece to bring me the cables. From January-March it's the trapping season in which they trap all the monkeys, give them their shots, take blood samples and tattoo the babies from that season, and we are going to see if we can take a day or 2 off to help there... 8)
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Very cool!
I love those last few pictures, what a face! heheeh cute.
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What a great experience! Dealing with babies (as in helping out in a c-section) has always been one of my favorite things to do when working w/animals.

I was surprised that you weren't wearing a mask with the babies, since you were with the older ones and I know that some problems can be spread from humans to the monkey and vice versa. Of course, it would be hard to kiss a little monkey face with a mask on!

My closest experience was with one who had what was basically a cold. Poor thing, we weren't allowed to get close to her and she had a towel that she wrapped herself in all day. They can look so pitiful!

Sounds like a great place - I hope you get to work with the wild ones. I can tell you are enjoying school.

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I was surprised that you weren't wearing a mask with the babies, since you were with the older ones and I know that some problems can be spread from humans to the monkey and vice versa. Of course, it would be hard to kiss a little monkey face with a mask on!
We have to wear mask, face shield (or glasses) and gloves when working with them, cause they carry Herpes B, which is normal on them, but can be deadly to humans. However, it is not transmited through their mother, and they were a c-section, so we were allowed to be with them without having all the protection equipment... but still we couldn't give them kisses... lol
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Aww!! Look at the little babies!!!


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Thanks for the education! I don't know that I'll run into monkeys any time soon, but one can never tell!

Sounds like you're having a blast and loving school. I have talked to the people at the local small animal ER and am thinking about going back and putting in an application in January. Once working with animals gets in your blood you're a goner!

The babies are cute - it's just hard to keep in mind that they still have that wild animal spirit hiding in there somewhere isn't it?

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wow im soo jealous right now there way too cute, especially the last one



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Thanks for sharing.I am not one for having wild animals caged/tested on,but those pictures are cute and I bet it was an interesting experiance.




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Wow, what an experience! I would love to have your job.

Those babies are really cute.
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I would want nothing more than to hold that baby monkey and feed it...thats sooo cute!

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love the pics!


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