Maetaeng Elephant Park vets are now able to treat some of the more common ailments of elephants such as:
Impaction: A common complaint suffered by elephants due to their diet which causes constipation.
Bot Fly Bites: These insects lay eggs under the skin and if left untreated can cause massive infections.
Cracked Toe Nails: Split and cracked toe nails are very painful for elephants and need daily treatment.
Snake Bites: The jungles around the Maetaman valley are home to dozens of different species of snakes many of them extremely dangerous and so snake bites are a constant threat.
Maternity Facilities: At our park we have a great success rate with the birth of baby elephants, but like all births there can be complications, the most common being breached birth where the calf is lying sideways in the womb. We now have the reassurance of having a vet on hand full time.
Tusk canal Infections: A very painful condition that can lead to loss or removal of a tusk.