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Wild elephant vasectomies

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Elephant Population Management Program surgeon Dr  Dean Hendrickson, director of Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital notches ear of vasectomised wild elephant bull, Loxodonta africana.  Private game reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. Dr Hendriskson, a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopy, developed surgical technique for wild elephant vasectomies.

Elephant Population Management Program surgeon Dr Dean Hendrickson, director of Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital notches ear of vasectomised wild elephant bull, Loxodonta africana. Private game reserve in Limpopo, South Africa. Dr Hendriskson, a pioneer in minimally invasive surgery using laparoscopy, developed surgical technique for wild elephant vasectomies.

ACV41 Dr Dean Hendrickson makes ID notch in vasectomised elephant's ear.jpg
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