foot health

How is Lady’s Health?

As you likely know, Lady has been experiencing some difficulties with inflammation in her legs and feet, due to her chronic osteomyelitis. Currently, the swelling has gone down a little in her left front leg, but her right front leg is now more swollen. This sometimes happens with her feet…...

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EleFact Friday: Osteomyelosis Information

As we’ve talked about Lady and the difficulties she’s been having with her feet, her confirmed diagnosis of osteomyelitis has come up several times. For that reason, this week’s EleFact Friday is going to explain what the disease is, how you can get it, and what it means for those…...

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Another Step on Lady’s Path

Over the past month or so, we’ve been sharing Lady’s progress as she deals with swelling in her legs and feet. This ailment, in addition to the “normal” terrible state of her feet, has made her steps more tentative and her left foot seems more painful at times. Based on…...

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More Lady Health Updates

When Lady is not feeling well, her mornings tend to be more of a struggle than her afternoons. On Saturday, when Scott visited her, she seemed plenty tired. Lady actually fell asleep and took a standing nap against the fence. Not wanting to wake her, Scott decided to find her…...

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Further Updates on Lady’s Health

Over the past week or so, Lady has been having some difficulties with her feet, which we detailed here. She is currently experiencing some swelling around her feet and lower legs and is clearly more tentative in her movements. We have been updating medication types and doses, trying to find…...

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An Update on Lady’s Feet

A couple of days ago, we noticed that Lady’s feet seemed a little more tender than they usually do. Normally, she walks differently than the other elephants because the state of her feet affects her gait. But something seemed more “off” than usual, and she looked uncomfortable and stiff. Since…...

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