Guwahati: For the routine healthcare of the departmental elephants of the park, Kaziranga National Park has recently organised an elephant health camp.
Currently, there are 63 numbers of camp elephants in various ranges of both Eastern Assam wildlife division and Western Assam wildlife division as well as in Laokhowa Burhachapori Wildlife Sanctuary.
A thorough health check up of all the departmental elephants was carried out by microscopic examination of the faecal samples for probable parasitic load.
Blood samples were also collected from selected elephants for routine blood profile and general health check-up.
The Kohora range has maximum 28 numbers and Bagori range have 15 numbers of captive elephants. It is generally observed that captive elephants have a lot of health problems.
Malnutrition diseases like edema and blindness, wounds caused by mahouts, rope wounds, fissures on the footpads and bedsores are the most common.
Anthelmintics, liver supportive medicines, Vitamins & minerals supplements and other supportive were distributed among the elephants.
The programme was supported by the director of the park P Shivkumar and other officials and doctors.