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1 September 2006 MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF A CORNEAL STROMAL ABSCESS IN A FEMALE ASIAN ELEPHANT (ELEPHAS MAXIMUS)
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A 47-yr-old female Asian elephant (Elephas maximus) developed a corneal stromal abscess in her right eye. The elephant was trained to open her eye for topical ophthalmic therapy, and was treated six times daily with antibiotics and an antifungal solution for almost 2 mo. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs were used to control pain, and atropine was applied topically to dilate the pupil and provide additional comfort. Vascularization of the abscess began shortly after initiating therapy, and complete resolution was obtained by 7 wk.

Ellen B. Wiedner, Ramiro Isaza, Laurence E. Galle, Kathleen Barrie, and William A. Lindsay "MEDICAL MANAGEMENT OF A CORNEAL STROMAL ABSCESS IN A FEMALE ASIAN ELEPHANT (ELEPHAS MAXIMUS)," Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 37(3), 397-400, (1 September 2006). https://doi.org/10.1638/05-029.1
Received: 28 March 2005; Published: 1 September 2006
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