Ashoka Dangolla

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Ashoka Dangolla
Ashoka  Dangolla

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Personal details
Country Sri Lanka

Work locations
Title owner 1992-
Location at Circus Knie in Switzerland

Title veterinarian -
Location at Kandy Sri Dalada Maligawa Temple of the Tooth in Sri Lanka

Title veterinarian
Location at Peradeniya Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science in Sri Lanka

Biography details

Ashoka Dangolla , temple veterinarian in Sri Lanka


Sennior Veterinarian at Department of Veterinary Clinical Science, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine & Animal Science, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya (20400), Sri Lanka.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2021). veterinarian Ashoka Dangolla in Switzerland. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 2 February 2023 at (archived at the Wayback machine)

Sources used for this article is among others:

Selected publications
  • Ashoka Dangolla, Training and Health of Captive Elephant Keepers in Sri Lanka
  • Veterinary Problems in Sri Lanka – Indira Silva and Ashoka Dangolla. In: Biology, Medicine & Surgery of Elephants, Eds. Murray Fowler and Susan K Mikota, Blackwell Publishing, Iowa, USA, (2006).
  • P Fernando, TNC Vidya, C Rajapakse, A Dangolla and DJ Melnick. (2003). Reliable non invasive genotyping: Fantasy or reality ? J. of Heredity 94(2), 115-123.
  • ID Silva, A Dangolla and K Kulachelvy (2000). Mastitis, Brucellosis and Rinderpest in buffaloes in Sri Lanka: a comparison with cattle. In: Changing role of the buffalo in the new millenium in Asia (eds) Siriwardena JAdeS, Subasinghe DHA, Horadagoda NU and Abeygunawardena H. National Science Foundation, Sri Lanka. ISBN 955-8485-00-4.
  • I Silva, A Dangolla and K Kulachelvy. (2000). Seroepidemiology of Brucella abortus infection in bovids in Sri Lanka. Prev. Vet. Med. 46, 51-59. Presidential Research Bonus award
  • CNSG Gamage, VY Kuruwita and A Dangolla (1999) Role of bacteria and the influence of fissures (cracks) in the aetiology of pododermatitis in the Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus linnaeus 1758). SL Vet. J. 46(1) pages 29-30.
  • I Silva, A Dangolla and J Allen. (1998). Seroepidemiology of rinderpest in bovids in Sri Lanka using enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) technique. Prev. Vet. Med. 1998, 37, 69-75. Presidential Research Bonus award
  • N Maingi, H Bjorn and A Dangolla (1998). The relationship between faecal egg count reduction and the lethal dose 50% in the egg hatch assay and larval development assay. Vet. Parasitol. 77: 133-145 A Dangolla, H. Bjorn, P. Willeberg and EH Barnes (1997). Faecal egg count reduction percentage calculations to detect anthelmintic resistance in Oesophagostomum spp in pigs Vet. Parasotol. 68: 127-142.
  • N Maingi, H Bjorn, SM Thamsborg, WK Munyua, JM Gathumat and A Dangolla (1997). Worm control practices on sheep farms in Nyandarua district of Kenya. Acta Trop. 68(1): 1-9.
  • ID Silva, A Dangolla and KFST Silva (1996). Preliminary analytical observations on persistency of milk yields in buffalo in Sri Lanka. Section on production systems and Uses. In: The role of buffalo in rural development in Asia. (Eds) Perera BMOA, Siriwardena Jade S, Horadagoda NU and Ibrahim MNM. NARESA press, Sri Lanka ISBN 955-590-007-8.
  • 5 A Dangolla, H Bjorn, P Willeberg, A Roepstorff and P Nansen (1996). A questionnaire investigation on factors on importance of the development of anthelmintic resistance of nematodes in sow herds in Denmark. Vet. Parasitol., 63: 257-271.
  • N Maingi, H Bjorn, SM Thamsborg, A Dangolla and NC Kysgaard (1996). A questionnaire survey on nematode parasite control practices on goat farms in Denmark. Vet. Parasitol. 66: 25-37. N Maingi, H Bjorn, SM Thamsborg, A Dangolla and NC Kysgaard (1996). Worm control practices on sheep farmers in Denmark and implications for the development of anthelmintic resistance. Vet. Parasitol.66: 39-52.
  • A Dangolla, H Bjorn and P Nansen (1994). A study on the transmission of Oesophagostomum dentatum and Hystrongylus rubidus among outdoor reared pigs in Denmark. Acta Vet Scand 35(4): 409-416. VY Kuruwita, DDN De Silva, ID Silva, LNA De Silva, A Dangolla, AB Abeysinghe, H. Abeygunawardena (1991). Surgical correction of blindness due to mature cataract in and Asian Elephant. SL Vet. J. 38: 25.

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