5. Foot Care for Captive Elephants

  1. Blair Csuti,
  2. Eva L. Sargent and
  3. Ursula S. Bechert
  1. Alan Roocroft and
  2. James Oosterhuis

Published Online: 18 FEB 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470292150.ch5

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

How to Cite

Roocroft, A. and Oosterhuis, J. (2000) Foot Care for Captive Elephants, in The Elephant's Foot: Prevention and Care of Foot Conditions in Captive Asian and African Elephants (eds B. Csuti, E. L. Sargent and U. S. Bechert), Iowa State University Press, Ames, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470292150.ch5

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 18 FEB 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 DEC 2000

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813828206

Online ISBN: 9780470292150

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Keywords:

  • hygiene;
  • elephant handlers;
  • captive elephants;
  • cardiovascular activity;
  • pedicure

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • General Factors Influencing Foot Care Programs

  • Husbandry Practices Necessary For Healthy Feet

  • Components For Appropriate Foot Care Programs

  • The Pedicure

  • Common Problems Associated With Elephant Feet

  • Conditions That Can Lead To Foot Problems

  • Prevention Of Foot Problems