† Ganesh Vijay is a dead Male ♂ Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), , who died at Twycross Zoo, in United Kingdom, from euthanised 2011-04-13?. Official death reason described as EEHV - Elephant endotheliotropic herpes virus (EEHV5A). (see detailed list).
Ganesh Vijay was born captive-born 2009-08-06 at Twycross Zoo.
Parents of Ganesh Vijay are: ♂ Emmett (Tundi) (father) and ♀ Noor Jahan (mother).
Sire:Emmett (Tundi)Born: 1991-07-10
Dame:Noor JahanBorn: 1995-11-24
The newborn calf weighed 100 kg (220 lbs) and measured one metre tall (3.28ft). He will be named in a public naming contest about a week after his birth. In his first few days, the public press conference was cancelled due to arising health issues. The name Ganesh was chosen by Ria and Nadhini who won name the baby elephant competition, run by Sabras Sound radio and the name Vijay was chosen by his keepers which means Victory.
THE purpose of this letter is to draw urgent attention to a case of fatal haemorrhagic disease attributable to elephant endotheliotropic herpesvirus type 5 (EEHV-5) infection in a captive Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), as a prelude to more detailed reports of the clinical and pathological findings (in preparation).
The affected animal was a 20-month-old captive-bred Asian elephant born and living at a collection in the UK within a herd of four adult female Asian elephants. It developed a rapidly progressive disease characterised by severe oedema, haemorrhage of mucosal membranes and cyanosis. Treatment followed protocols for extensive antiviral and supportive therapy and included drainage of the pericardial effusion under ultrasonographic guidance. Despite all efforts, the health of the animal deteriorated necessitating euthanasia.
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