Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants

Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants

Editor(s): Murray E. Fowler, Susan K. Mikota

Published Online: 28 JAN 2008

Print ISBN: 9780813806761

Online ISBN: 9780470344484

DOI: 10.1002/9780470344484

About this Book

Elephants are possibly the most well-known members of the animal kingdom. The enormous size, unusual anatomy, and longevity of elephants have fascinated humans for millenia. Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants serves as a comprehensive text on elephant medicine and surgery. Based on the expertise of 36 scientists and clinical veterinarians, this volume covers biology, husbandry, veterinary medicine and surgery of the elephant as known today.


  • Written by the foremost experts in the field
  • Comprehensively covers both Asian and African elephants
  • Complete with taxonomy, behavioral, geographical and systemic information
  • Well-illustrated and organized for easy reference

Table of contents

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    2. Chapter 35

      Veterinary Problems of Geographical Concern (pages 439–473)

      Susan K. Mikota, Murray E. Fowler, Jacobus G. du Toit, Jacob V. Cheeran, K. Chandrasekharan, Paolo Martelli, Yudha Fahrimal, Retno Sudarwati, Vellayan Subramanian, Khyne U Mar, Sunder Shrestha, Kamal P. Gairhe, Indira Silva and Ashoka Dangolla

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