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Oregon Zoo Elephants Health Records Obtained in 2005 Chendrawasi (Chendra) Born 1993 wild. Recurring medical problems include chronic bilateral middle ear disease (inflammation of the middle ear, infection, discharge,etc.), anemia and skin allergies. Permanently blind in one ear from an injury received in Malaysia. Classic nail abscess (which the vet notes is “pretty alarming in an animal this young and small”). Bull hook wounds. (A bull hook is an outdated management tool with a steel hook on one end, used to train and control elephants.) Skin nicks found all over left front limb metacarpal “as though she were heavily ‘cured’ with a bull hook on this limb”. Keepers “may cure her more frequently and aggressively on this side because it’s her blind side”. Other puncture wounds and ...

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