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The scientists used CT scans for the research and discovered that nearly all the animals were suffering from a foot disease. Additionally, the scientists also came to the conclusion of how the disease was related to the elephant’s age and weight.
The scientists said that this study can help vets to not only diagnose and treat disease better but to also put preventative measures in place. This research is a great example that shows the clinical problems is connected to biomechanics. The scientists also added that the research will also shape the basis for further study on the effect of husbandry on musculoskeletal health in captive elephants.