Vol. 8, Issue 4, Part A (2023)
Non-contact wound measurement in captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) using smartphone application
Author(s): Giggin T, MK Narayanan, KD John Martin, Syam K Venugopal, KS Anil and Sreeranjini AR
Skin wounds are one of the common problems in elephants as skin is the primary barrier of defense. Wound measurements are the key predictor of the progress of healing if taken from the day of initiation of treatment. Traditional measurement methods are mostly contact in nature which will cause disruption in healing, pain and discomfort. The advent of a smartphone capable of imaging and processing is a boon in healthcare systems across the world. A smartphone application dedicated for wound area measurement was used in captive Asian elephants in various-sized wounds non-invasively. The same smartphone and application was used throughout the study process by a single observer. The use of smartphone digital planimetry with a smartphone application was found to be useful as a non-contact wound measurement technique in captive Asian elephants.
How to cite this article:
Giggin T, MK Narayanan, KD John Martin, Syam K Venugopal, KS Anil, Sreeranjini AR. Non-contact wound measurement in captive Asian elephants (Elephas maximus) using smartphone application. Int J Vet Sci Anim Husbandry 2023;8(4):49-51.