Animals in Research

Lith Checking His Water Lixit with a Flashlight Cue

Location: USA
Group: Primates
Species: Rhesus macaque
Research Areas: Neuroscience

In this video clip, Lith, a male rhesus macaque monkey, is trained to participate in a twice-daily husbandry task by following a light cue and verbal command to express water from the lixit line.  The metal head post on his head was placed while the monkey was under anesthesia.  After the surgery, Lith was provided with analgesics and supportive care to ensure proper healing and minimal discomfort.  The post doesn’t bother Lith and is very important in order to involve him in essential studies about the brain.