Elephant Diseases

CONTENTS / Elephants: Diseases and Treatment - Contents / Lists of diseases:
LIST OF ELEPHANT DISEASES:
  • Common Reasons for Presentation
  • By Main Signs/System Affected
  • By Disease Agent

This list page enables you to scroll down the diseases of elephants. The diseases are grouped together, first indicating COMMON DISEASES AND REASONS FOR PRESENTATION, then with SIMILAR DISEASES DEFINED BY THE MAIN SIGNS OR SYSTEM AFFECTED e.g. all the diseases causing mainly respiratory signs or respiratory system pathology are in the group "Respiratory Diseases", and arranged by alphabetical order within the groups, and finally grouped by DISEASE AGENT TYPE (viral, bacterial etc.) again organised alphabetically within each group.

For further information linking diseases to the system or area of the body to assist in diagnosis see also: 

Note: Loxodonta cyclotis - Forest Elephant has generally been considered to be a subspecies of Loxodonta africana - African Elephant, therefore there is almost no disease literature pertaining specifically to the forest elephant. It should be assumed that all diseases detected in Loxodonta africana - African Elephant may also be found in Loxodonta cyclotis - Forest Elephant

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Common Diseases & Reasons for Presentation

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Important Diseases

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Common Diseases of Juveniles

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Common Diseases of Neonates and Hand-Reared Elephants

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Zoonoses

Documented zoonotic transmission in elephants:

Potential zoonosis:

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Diseases reported only from Experimental Infection, or as a Host with no Clinical Signs

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Skin Diseases

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Respiratory Diseases

Not primary respiratory pathogens but may cause respiratory pathology:

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Musculo-Skeletal, Locomotor and Nervous Diseases

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Cardiac Diseases

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Dental / Tusk Diseases

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Digestive System / Gastro-Intestinal Diseases

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Hepatic Diseases

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Urogenital / Reproductive Diseases

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Eye / Ear / Temporal Gland Diseases

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Systemic Diseases

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Viral Diseases

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Bacterial Diseases

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Fungal / Algal Diseases

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Parasitic Diseases

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Toxic Diseases

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Micro-nutrient (Vitamin / Mineral) Diseases

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Physical / Traumatic Diseases

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Miscellaneous / Multifactorial / Metabolic Diseases

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