Lymphangitis in Elephants

Summary Information
Diseases / List of Miscellaneous / Metabolic / Multifactorial Diseases / Disease summary
Alternative Names
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Disease Agents
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General Description
  • Acute swelling of the affected limb. (B10.49.w21)
    • The leg may reach twice its usual size. (B10.49.w21)
  • Pain in the affected limb, and lameness - the elephant may not be able to weight-bear properly on the affected leg. (B212.w29)
Further Information Treatment:
  • Parenteral antibiotics at high dose rates. (B10.49.w21)
  • Hose the affected leg daily with warm water to encourage the circulation. (B10.49.w21)
  • Analgesic treatment if the limb is painful. 
Associated Techniques
Host taxa groups /species Further information on Host species has only been incorporated for species groups for which a full Wildpro "Health and Management" module has been completed (i.e. for which a comprehensive literature review has been undertaken).

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