European Elephant Management

Murray E. Fowler

NAME : Murray E. Fowler

NATIONALITY : us-american

Murray Fowler grew up on a small farm in Utah. A degree in Animal Husbandry at Utah State University preceded his professional DVM degree from Iowa State University. Three years were spent in a horse practice in Southern California prior to joining the faculty of the Veterinary School at the University of California, Davis in 1958. After 10 years of teaching in the area of large animal medicine and surgery, he was asked to develop a program in Zoological Medicine (captive, free-ranging and privately owned wild animals), the first of its kind anywhere in the world. He was the Veterinarian for the Sacramento, California Zoo for 35 years. When alpacas and llamas became popular in the private sector he was in a position to help with their medical problems.

He is the editor, author or co-author of 19 books. About 217 professional papers have been published. He is the editor/author of Zoo and Wild Animal Medicine, now in its 6th edition. The second edition of his book on the Medicine and Surgery of South American Camelids is now in print. His most recent books include: Biology, Medicine and Surgery of Elephants. Just recently, he published his autobiography, entitled Murray ? From Hummingbirds to elephants and other tales.
After 34 years of service to the University of California he retired, and is now Professor Emeritus of Zoological Medicine. He remains active in consultations with colleagues and continues to participate in zoo animal, elephants and camelid conferences and workshops world wide.

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