International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 8, Part G (2017)
Calcaneal fracture of right hind limb and its successful management in a captive Asiatic bull elephant (Elephas maximus)
The cases of the fractures, especially involving the bones of the legs, in the elephants are difficult to treat and need intensive therapy and management to avoid further development of severe rheumatic disease. However, the fractures do occur due to various reasons such as accidents, fights or secondary fractures due to other injuries and the veterinarians need to tend to them. Here, we present a case of a fracture in a calcaneus bone in an adult bull elephant that was caused by hitting a metal barrier during musth. The fracture was treated using an efficient combination of allopathic treatments backed by laboratory investigations and aurvedic medications. The fracture was observed to heal completely and the elephant started walking normally on 65th day after commencement of the treatment.
How to cite this article:
Ilayaraja S, Yaduraj Khadpekar, Gochalan E, Arun A Sha. Calcaneal fracture of right hind limb and its successful management in a captive Asiatic bull elephant (Elephas maximus). Int J Appl Res 2017;3(8):448-451.