domingo, 19 de abril de 2009

El Pie del Elefante

Publicado por Maverick Panditas


The Elephant's Foot: Prevention and Care of Foot Conditions in Captive Asian and African Elephants
Autor: Blair Csuti, Eva L. Sargent, Ursula S. Bechert
Idioma: Inglés
Número de páginas: 163
Materia: Veterinaria
Año: 2001
Formato: PDF
ISBN: 0813828201

Después de un panorama general de la anatomía del pie del elefante y la fisiología, el libro orienta a los profesionales en el reconocimiento, prevención y tratamiento de una variedad de problemas en los pies del elefante. Desde infecciones de las uñas de los pies hasta abscesos, los lectores encontrarán en este texto contiene soluciones para la mayoría de los problemas de los pies con recomendaciones incluidas. Este libro será de gran ayuda a aquellos que se dediquen al estudio de los elefantes o los que trabajan con los elefantes diariamente.

CONTENIDO:

THE CONTEXT OF ELEPHANT FOOT CARE
An Overview of Foot Conditions in Asian and African Elephants
Anatomy of the Elephant Foot
The Role of Nutrition and its possible Impact on Elephant Foot Care
Record Keeping as an Aid to Foot Care in the Asian Elephant

APPROACHES TO ROUTINE FOOT CARE
Foot Care for Captive Elephants
Captive Elephant Foot Care: Natural-habitat Husbandry Techniques
Foot Care at the Indianapolis Zoo: A Comprehensive Approach
Elephant Foot Care Under the Voluntary-contact System: Problems and Solutions
A History of Elephant Foot Care at the Milwaukee County Zoo
Elephant Husbandry and Foot Care at the Schonbrunner Tiergarten, Vienna
Preventive Foot Care for an Asian Elephant at Mesker Park Zoo and Botanic Garden

COMMON ELEPHANT FOOT CONDITIONS AND THEIR TREATMENT
Historical Lessons for the Treatment of Foot Diseases in Captive Asian Elephants
Split Nails, Abscesses, and Cuticular Fluid Pockets
Ouch, Do That Again! Treatment of Chronic Nail Infections in an Asian Bull Elephant Using Protected Contact
Procedure for Nail Reconstruction and Treatment for an Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
Occurrence and Treatment of Nail/Foot Abscesses, Nail Cracks, and Sole Abscesses in Captive Elephants
Siri's Dilemma: Management of a Chronic Foot Problem
Making a Protective Boot for an Asian Elephant
Treatment of an Abscessed Foot Pad of an African Elephant (Loxodonta africana) Using a Sandal and Topically Applied Chitosan
The Use of Sonography in the Follow-up Care of a Coot Abscess in a Female Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
Treatment of Osteomyelitis in Elephant Feet

SURGICAL INTERVENTION FOR ELEPHANT FOOT DISEASE
The Medical and Surgical Management of Foot Abscesses in Captive Asiatic Elephants: Case Studies
Preoperative Conditioning and Postoperative Treatments of a Protected-contact Bull Elephant
Surgical Management of a Chronic Infection Involving the Phalange of an Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)
Surgical Management of Phalangeal Osteomyelitis in a Female Asian Elephant (Elephas maximus)

ANTIBIOTIC AND ANTI-INFLAMMATORY DOSAGES FOR ELEPHANTS
Determining Dosages for Antibiotic and Anti-inflammatory Agents

CONCLUSIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Elephant Foot Care: Concluding Remarks
Append I: Elephant Management Guidelines (March 1997)
Append II: Results of a Survey of Elephant Foot Condition and Care in North America


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