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

Handbook / ManualOut of Print

Edited By: Ursula Bechert, Blair Csuti and Eva Sargent

163 pages, B/w photos, illus, figs, tabs

Iowa State University Press

Hardback | Dec 2001 | #118035 | ISBN: 0813828201
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After a general overview of elephant foot 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.


The context of elephant foot care; approaches to routine foot care; common elephant foot conditions and their treatment; surgical intervention for elephant foot disease; antibiotic and anti-inflammatory dosages for elephants; conclusions and recommendations; Appendix I: American Zoo and Aquarium Association Elephant Management Guidelines; Appendix II: results of a survey of elephant foot condition and care in North America.

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