Biology, Medicine, and Surgery of Elephants by Murray E. Fowler, Susan K. Mikota

By Murray E. Fowler, Susan K. Mikota

Elephants are potentially the main recognized individuals of the animal state. the large dimension, strange anatomy, and durability of elephants have involved people for millenia. Biology, medication, and surgical procedure of Elephants serves as a accomplished textual content on elephant medication and surgical procedure. in response to the services of 36 scientists and scientific veterinarians, this quantity covers biology, husbandry, veterinary medication and surgical procedure of the elephant as recognized today.

* Written by way of the main specialists within the field

* Comprehensively covers either Asian and African elephants

* whole with taxonomy, behavioral, geographical and systemic information

* Well-illustrated and arranged for simple reference

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J. 1847. Coup-d’oeil Général sur les Possessions Néerlandaises dans l’Inde Archipélagique. Vol. 2. Leide, A. Arnz and Company. 2 Elephants in Captivity Blair Csuti DOMESTICATED OR CAPTIVE ELEPHANTS? “Nothing is more easy than to tame an animal, and few things more difficult than to get it to breed freely under confinement . ” (Charles Darwin, 1859). Elephants and their recently extinct relatives (mammoths, mastodons) were extensively hunted by stoneage humans. C. ,23 but the earliest evidence for captive elephants comes from images on soapstone seals left by the Harappan culture of the Indus Valley of present-day Pakistan, which flourished about 4,500 years ago.

23 The Romans used captured African and Asian elephants primarily in the triumphal processions of returning armies. A darker and perhaps more symbolic Roman use of captured elephants was in their infamous arenas. Sukumar23 and other sources suggest that public torment and killing of elephants represented the Empire’s strength over vanquished foes. Because elephants originated outside the Empire, they were surrogates for enemy peoples. Elephants fought elephants, rhinoceroses, lions, and gladiators for the amusement of the crowds.

This was accepted with certain conditions and with all proceeds to go to programs benefiting African elephants. In 2004, it was decided that conditions for the one off-sale of ivory from Botswana, Namibia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe had not been met and there would be no sale until further notice (Thirteenth meeting of the 43 15 Conference of the Parties Bangkok, Thailand, 2–14 October 2004). The Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS) The Elephant Trade Information System (ETIS) is a comprehensive system to track illegal trade in ivory and other elephant products.

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