The Elephant's Foot: Prevention and Care of Foot Conditions in Captive Asian and African Elephants

The Elephant's Foot: Prevention and Care of Foot Conditions in Captive Asian and African Elephants

Editor(s): Blair Csuti, Eva L. Sargent, Ursula S. Bechert

Published Online: 18 FEB 2008

Print ISBN: 9780813828206

Online ISBN: 9780470292150

DOI: 10.1002/9780470292150

About this Book

Maintaining the healthy foot condition of captive Asian and African elephants is one of the most important yet most difficult tasks for zookeepers, veterinarians, and researchers.

Recognizing the need for a convenient and comprehensive health care manual, Blair Csuti, Eva Sargent and Ursula Bechert present The Elephant's Foot. Born out of a national conference on elephant care and physiology, this book is backed by 46 of the foremost authorities on the subject.

After a general overview of the elephant foot's anatomy and physiology, The Elephant's Foot leads practitioners through recognition, prevention, and treatment of a variety of foot problems. From nail infections to foot abcesses, readers will find this text contains solutions for most foot troubles with remedies or additional recommendations. This book will support anyone simply studying elephants or those working with elephants on a daily basis.

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      The Medical and Surgical Management of Foot Abscesses in Captive Asiatic Elephants: Case Studies (pages 119–126)

      Wayne S. J. Boardman, Richard Jakob-Hoff, Sherri Huntress, Michael Lynch, Andrea Reiss and Cree Monaghan

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