To best serve its patients, the hospital has wireless digital radiology, ultrasound, laser therapy, an in-house pathology lab, and a medical hoist for comfortably lifting disabled elephants and moving them around the treatment area. For regular check-ups as well as specialty treatments, there is also a jumbo-sized digital weight scale, laboratory testing capabilities, and a hydrotherapy pool.
The Wildlife SOS Elephant Hospital also has portable X-ray machines, ultrasound machines, and specialized foot-care tools. The hospital is even equipped with special areas with infrared cameras for veterinarians to observe elephant patients that need overnight care.
One of the hospital’s current patients is an adorable female elephant named Holly. She is a former street riding elephant who was confiscated from a private owner. Holly is completely blind in both eyes, and when she was rescued her body was covered with chronic untreated abscesses. She also has arthritis in her back legs due to malnutrition.
Holly is finally getting the medical care that she needs at the hospital. The veterinary team is treating her arthritis with cold laser therapy, and she is also receiving therapeutic ultrasonography. The veterinarians tend to her abscessed wounds daily so they can heal completely. Holly is getting the proper nutrition with lots of fruits to eat, and her favorites are bananas and papayas!
After so many years of neglect, Luna also suffers from chronic ailments such as inflammation and arthritis due to malnutrition. When she first arrived at the hospital, she also had several untreated wounds on her body. Now, she gets regular treatments with special antibiotic ointments to prevent infection.
It is so heartwarming to see these rescued elephants are in such caring hands at the Wildlife SOS elephant hospital. These precious animals have been through so much in their lives. Now, at this specialized medical center, they can finally receive the proper treatment and rehabilitation along with a lifetime of love and care.