Heart warming! Elephant with bad stomach given timely treatment & relieved from severe pain

It was a tired day for all the officers. Suddenly office phone rang. It was a call from one of the villagers who lived in a border village. Officers heard that an elephant was fallen on a maize field without having food or water. Momentarily officers rushed off to the place. At a glance they could see a leaned weaken elephant. Vets felt so sorry for him. They assumed that he might have been starving for days. On the other hand officers could see the huge damage caused to the maize field. Even though the elephant has ruined their whole cultivation the villagers still need to rescue him. Earlier Villagers have tried to feed him but he had no any movements.
Then the officers began to examine what has happened to this poor elephant. At first vets examined whether he was trapped by a jaw bomb. Then they found for gun shots but no clue was found. Poor animal was emaciated. The vets diagnosed that the elephant might have suffering from some ailment related to digestive system. As they couldn’t found any injury in the jaw area caused by a jaw exploding trap, they confirmed that the root cause must be an indigestion.
However before treating the indigestion, they realized that the elephant should be boosted up since he was severely weakened. For that He was given about 15 saline bottles into his ear vein. Along with the saline he was given some other multivitamins to uplift him. Antibiotics were injected intramuscularly. Thus along with antibiotics he was given medicines relevant to parasite infections such as Ivermectine.
All these drugs are given according to the body weight of the elephant. Antibiotics will enhance resilience within the elephant's body to fight against infections that led to indigestion. By the time when the saline was assimilated, vets noticed some slight movements of him. Then vets applied the antibiotic spray on the external wounds too.
After finishing the initial treatments they began to inspect the digestive tract. They wanted to make sure whether anything was clogged in his rectum. Thus the lady vet put her hand inside the anus and examined. She got some fecal matters out. They were hardened like stones. It implied that the elephant’s body was dehydrated since he refused to drink water. Ultimately vets diagnosed that the elephant has had an indigestion and fecal were gathered inside the anus due to constipation.
The rectum was infected and swollen. But vets have already given necessary medicines for it. Another officer accompanied to clean the anus thoroughly. Officers could see maggots coming out from the rectum.
During this type of a treatment usually elephants become aggressive. But the appalling pain kept him silent. Then the vets decided to do an enema in order to remove any fecal blocked inside the bowels. For that vets usually use a lubricant agent. They took a funnel, add some lubricants into it and then with the help of a tube that is connected to the funnel vets inserted the lubricant to the rectum. With that they could remove most of the feces blocked inside. Suddenly it began to rain. But the courageous vets didn’t give up & continued the operations. After giving the enema the elephant got a huge relief. Gradually he tried to stand up his own and officers as well as the villagers supported him take strength. But the elephant couldn’t stand up in the first attempt. Because he was suffering from this condition for a longer time and still he is gaining energy. The undulated nature of the land and the thick tree cover made it difficult to bring a JCB machine to provide external support to the elephant. However, there’s a noticeable progress in his condition. Elephant could raise his head and stay in a sitting position. They’ve injected necessary medicines to heal the indigestion. Elephant will be recovered gradually. Since it was getting darker they had to finish the operation for that day. The team will monitor the elephant continuously and will give the follow up treatments in due course. Till then they appointed an officer to look after him.
Here officers did a great job in order to rescue the elephant. Hats off to the entire team for saving another life. On the other hand we should thank the villagers too. This particular incident is contrary with the frequent situation which is known as human elephant conflicts. The mutual understanding laid the path to save the life of another creature.

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