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A Field Manual of Camel Diseases : Traditional and modern veterinary care for the dromedary - Ilse Kohler-Rollefson

A Field Manual of Camel Diseases

Traditional and modern veterinary care for the dromedary

Paperback Published: 1st May 2001
ISBN: 9781853395031
Number Of Pages: 272

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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. 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 aide-memoire. Illustrated throughout by artists familiar with camels to show clearly the diseases and how to treat them.

Contributors
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Introduction
How to read a treatment
Managing and treating camelsp. 1
Skin problemsp. 69
Problems of the head and neckp. 99
Problems of the legs, feet and tailp. 113
Problems of the nose and lungsp. 125
Problems of the stomach and intestinesp. 137
Infectious diseasesp. 151
Non-infectious diseasesp. 167
Reproductionp. 181
Calvesp. 199
Disease names in local languagesp. 213
Medicinal and poisonous plantsp. 217
Common medicinesp. 221
Units of measurementp. 225
Contributors' profilesp. 227
App: Glossary of technical termsp. 231
App: Bibliography and resourcesp. 239
Indexp. 245
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ISBN: 9781853395031
ISBN-10: 185339503X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 1st May 2001
Publisher: ITDG Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 17.78  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57