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

by Blair Csuti, Eva L. Sargent, Ursula S. Bechert
February 2001

Maintaining the healthy foot condition of captive Asian and African elephants is one of the most important yet most difficult tasks for zookeepers, veterinarians, and researchers.

Recognizing the need for a convenient and comprehensive health care manual, Blair Csuti, Eva Sargent and Ursula Bechert present The Elephant’s Foot. Born out of a national conference on elephant care and physiology, this book is backed by 46 of the foremost authorities on the subject.

After a general overview of the elephant foot’s 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. This book will support anyone simply studying elephants or those working with elephants on a daily basis.

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