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1 June 2008 Nonsurgical Repair of an Umbilical Hernia in Two Asian Elephant Calves (Elephas maximus)
Ellen B. Wiedner, Charlie Gray, Peter Rich, Gary L. Jacobson, Ramiro Isaza, Dennis Schmitt, William A. Lindsay
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Umbilical hernias were diagnosed in two captive-born, female Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) calves several weeks after birth. Daily manual reduction of the hernias for 5 wk in the first case and for 5 mo in the second resulted in complete closure of the defects. Nonsurgical repair of uncomplicated, fully reducible umbilical hernias in Asian elephants can be an alternative to surgery.

Ellen B. Wiedner, Charlie Gray, Peter Rich, Gary L. Jacobson, Ramiro Isaza, Dennis Schmitt, and William A. Lindsay "Nonsurgical Repair of an Umbilical Hernia in Two Asian Elephant Calves (Elephas maximus)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 39(2), 248-251, (1 June 2008). https://doi.org/10.1638/2007-0024R.1
Received: 6 March 2007; Published: 1 June 2008
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