European Elephant Management

Medical Topics

Precaution and Body Hygiene

  1. Foot care
  2. Skin care
  3. Tusks and teeth
  4. Ears and eyes
  5. Tail care
  6. Trunk care
  7. Bed & pressure sore treatment
  8. Sleeping strategies
  9. Medical training
  10. Veterinary inspections (e.g. skin mapping)

Medical Procedures

  1. Foot problems (nail and sole abscess treatment/ “Hands on” & “hands off”); Thermography
  2. Immobilisation
  3. Tooth extraction

Diseases

  1. Herpes
  2. Tuberculoses
  3. Pox

Breeding and Reproduction

  1. Herd dynamics
  2. Fertility control (Ultrasound)
  3. Non invasive monitoring of the reproductive status
  4. Cycle monitoring – Urine
  5. Cycle monitoring – Blood
  6. Natural breeding
  7. Pregnancy examination (Ultrasound)
  8. Skin care
  9. Semen collection
  10. Artificial insemination

Birth

  1. Birth preparations
  2. Birth protocols (“Which problems can we expect?”)
  3. Caesarean
  4. Procedures during the birth
  5. Births within an elephant group
  6. Individual birth
  7. Handling and training of baby elephants (when to start?)

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