Hemorrhagic Septicemia in Asian Elephants Elephas maximus in Karnataka state, India

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B.R. Harish
B.M. Shivaraj
B.M. Chandranaik
M.D. Venkatesh
C. Renukaprasad

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The wild animal’s health is of serious biodiversity concern and influenced by several factors like infectious, nutritional, environmental, behavioral and physiological factors. Among which infectious agents are crippling the wild life in terms of huge mortality and morbidity and terminating the life of several endangered species. The most common occurrence and Hemorrhagic Septicemia (HS) or Pasturellosis has long been recognized as a serious disease in elephants. The present study revealed the occurrence of Hemorrhagic Septicemia (HS) in three national parks of Karnataka state among elephants. The disease was diagnosed based on the clinical signs, gross lesions, histopathology and microbiological findings.

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Harish, B., Shivaraj, B., Chandranaik, B., Venkatesh, M. and Renukaprasad, C. 2009. Hemorrhagic Septicemia in Asian Elephants Elephas maximus in Karnataka state, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 1, 3 (Mar. 2009), 194–195. DOI:https://doi.org/10.11609/JoTT.o1778.194-5.
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