ANSC 446 Elephant Management and Medicine

This Loop Abroad course focuses on variation in elephant management systems and practices and the medical management challenges elephants present in the clinical setting on site at an elephant facility. Throughout this courses students have the chance to observe and practice elephant medicine and management. This course will focus on common and important diseases and medical conditions of elephants as well as conservation concerns of this species. Students will study elephant anatomy, behavior, care, and their position in Thai global society. During this course, the students will shadow and assist elephant veterinarians, trainers, and caretakers and interact first-hand with the elephants.