Proboscidae

Jennifer A. Landolfi, Scott P. Terrell

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Abstract

Proboscidae provides detailed discussion of gross and histologic lesions associated with common and important diseases of captive and free-ranging African and Asian elephants. Noninfectious disorders, including age-related and degenerative abnormalities, as well as infectious diseases are addressed. Information regarding cause and pathogenesis is provided when available. Characteristic and diagnostic gross and histologic lesions are described and illustrated in accompanying figures. Noninfectious disorders include: flaccid trunk paralysis, osteoarthritis, endometrial hyperplasia, arterio-/atherosclerosis, molar malocclusion, foot lesions, gastric ulceration, chronic renal disease, renal papillary necrosis, and neoplasia. Infectious diseases include: elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus, encephalomyocarditis virus, elephant pox, foot and mouth disease, tuberculosis, salmonellosis, anthrax, and clostridial diseases. The chapter also provides information regarding clinical pathologic and gross/anatomic features unique to the taxa.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals
PublisherElsevier
Pages413-431
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9780128053065
ISBN (Print)9780128092194
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Disease
  • Elephant
  • Elephas maximus
  • Loxodonta africana
  • Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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    Landolfi, J. A., & Terrell, S. P. (2018). Proboscidae. In Pathology of Wildlife and Zoo Animals (pp. 413-431). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-805306-5.00016-X