Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 2, 2006 - Medical - 565 pages
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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

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Reproductive and Diagnostic 357 Appendices
12 Parasitology
13 Antemortem Diagnostics
Elephants in Captivity 15 14 Postmortem Diagnostics
Laws and Legislation 23 Susan K Mikota
Behavior and Social Life 35
Husbandry 45 17 Multisystem Disorders
Integument System
Surgery and Surgical Conditions 119 25 Hemolymphatic System
Reproductive Endocrinology 377 Tables
Special Senses 399 Physiological Parameters
AZA Standards for Elephant
Veterinary Problems of Geographical 439 Management and Care
Indochina and Bangladesh 447 Appendix 14 Recommended Elephant
Indonesia 454 Appendix 15 Transport Guidelines for
Infectious Diseases 131

Physical Restraint and Handling 75 21 Respiratory System
General Anesthesia 110

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About the author (2006)

Murray Fowler, DVM, is Professor Emeritus of Zoological Medicine at the School of Veterinary Medicine, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA. Most recently, he has been a part-time employee of Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey's Circus. His previous publications include Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, Fifth Edition (2003); Restraint and Handling of Wild and Domestic Animals (Blackwell Publishing, 1995); Medicine and Surgery of South American Camelids (Blackwell Publishing, 1998);and Biology, Medicine and Surgery of South American Wild Animals (Blackwell Publishing, 2001).

Susan Mikota, DVM, is a co-founder and Director of Veterinary Programs and Research for Elephant Care International, the first nonprofit organization devoted to elephant healthcare. Her previous publications include Medical Management of Elephants (1994) and several book chapters on elephants.

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