European Elephant Management

Dr. E.K. Easwaran

Dr. E.K. Easwaran
B.V.Sc. & A.H.

EDAMANA MATOM
ARUVIKKARA P.O.
THIRUVANANTHAPURAM Dt.
KERALA STATE
INDIA – 695 564.

FOREST VETERINARY OFFICER
KONNI P.O.
PATHANAMTHITTA Dt.
KERALA STATE
INDIA - 686 691.

CURRICULUM VITAE

Carrier objective: To become a well accepted Wildlife Veterinarian.

Personal : Age - 40 years.
Date of birth – 08-05-19964.
Nationality – Indian
Religion – Hindu.
Marital Status – Married
Number of children - Two boys.
Health – Good.

Education:

B.V.Sc. & A.H. - 1982 – 1988.
(Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry) form College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Kerala Agricultural University, Trichur.
S.S.L.C. - 1979.

Trained in:

Vertebrate Ecology (1989) at Mudumali Wildlife Sanctuary, Tamil Nadu, India by Dept. of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

Endangered species and Zoo Management (1995) at Mysore Zoo, India by Wildlife Institute of India.

Trained in Chemical Immobilization of wild animals and domesticated Elephants (1998) at College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Trichur and at Bandipure Wildlife Sanctuary (2002), India by Wildlife Institute of India.

Trained in Captive Elephant Management (2001) at Elephant Study Center, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Trichur under Project Elephant Scheme of Govt. of India.

Wildlife Health and Disease Investigation (2002) - Madras Veterinary College, India.

Also trained in Participatory Rural Appraisal, Eco – development (participatory forest management)

Experiences:

Veterinary Surgeon, Department of Animal Husbandry, Govt. Kerala – 1988, 1991 – 1995 – Veterinary care to large and small-domesticated animals and poultry.

Veterinary Officer, Trivandrum Regional Co-operative Milk Producers Union (“MILMA”) 1989 – 1991 – Veterinary care to cattle.

Assistant Forest Veterinary Officer, “Project Tiger”, Periyar Tiger Reserve, 1995 - 1999, and Forest Veterinary Officer, Elephant camp, Konni, 1999 – continuing, of Kerala Forest and Wildlife Department. - Veterinary care to free ranging wild animals, health monitoring, disease surveillance and preventive vaccination to forest grazing domestic animals, resource person for short-term trainings to forest field staff and Veterinarians in wildlife veterinary aspects, Have hands on experience in capturing and training of pit fallen juvenile elephants. Involved in successful rearing of orphaned wild elephant calves of few days old to few years old in kraal system of keeping, through scientific management, housing, feeding and veterinary care. Resource person for preparation of management plans of various wildlife sanctuaries of Kerala State. Management of domesticated elephants of various age groups in different elephant camps of Forest and Wildlife Department of Kerala. Management of wild animals in various rescue centers of Forest and Wildlife Department of Kerala.

Member – Veterinary Group, Govt. Zoo, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala State.

Zoo Out Reach Organization, India.

Regional Secretary, Association of Indian Zoo and Wildlife Veterinarians.

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