A field manual of camel diseases
Traditional and modern veterinary care for the dromedary
|The one-humped camel, or dromedary, is one
of the world’s hardiest domesticated animals. A vital source of
transport, meat, milk and income for pastoralists in the Sahel, East
Africa, the Middle East and South Asia, the camel can carry heavy
loads for days in some of the world’s most hostile conditions. But
even camels fall ill.
A Field Manual of Camel Diseases is the first practical
guide to camel diseases designed for use in low technology
environments. The manual details some 80 major camel diseases and
conditions, ranging from abortions to wry neck syndrome. For each
disease, the authors give the disease signs, its causes, and simple
prevention and treatment methods. Both scientific and tried and
tested traditional treatments are presented, thus enabling the
veterinarian or livestock practitioner to make the most appropriate
choice in the prevailing circumstances. A section on procedures
explains how to examine a camel, take samples for laboratory
analysis and apply various types of medicines.
|Written in straightforward language, avoiding scientific
terminology wherever possible.
|Technical vocabulary is explained in a comprehensive glossary.
|Organised by the symptom or sign of the disease and the part
of the body most affected to help rapid identification.
|Local and scientific names of diseases and plants are given,
enabling enhanced communication and understanding between
pastoralist and veterinarian.
|A list of common medicines and their dosages acts as an
|Illustrated throughout by artists familiar with camels to show
clearly the diseases and how to treat them.|
Compiled by Ilse Köhler-Rollefson, Paul Mundy and Evelyn
Mathias. Published by ITDG Publishing and the League for Pastoral
Peoples, 2000. 246 x 177 mm, 254 pages. ISBN: 185339503X. Price: GB
pounds 12.95 or US$ 22.50 + postage.
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