oa Southern African Journal of Anaesthesia and Analgesia - Field anaesthesia of the African elephant ()

Volume 20, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 2220-1181
  • E-ISSN: 2220-1173



Immobilisation and anaesthesia of elephants may be required for various reasons, such as the capture, transport and clinical examination of captive animals, e.g. at a zoological park, or for minor surgical procedures. General anaesthesia is required for wound treatment, i.e trunk lacerations and dental surgery, or population control, i.e. laparoscopic vasectomy.

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