The STS Team recently attended to this 6-week-old elephant calf. We found that he was strangely abandoned by his herd, also in one of our national parks. The gait of his left hindlimb was abnormal. Therefore, we proceeded to take radiographs of the limb – not always so easy. Luckily, the attending vet Dr Rogers, was on hand to give him a sedative. It appears that the little bones in his joints are lagging behind in the normal ossification process. If he is kept fairly quiet, he should make a complete recovery.
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