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A Field Manual of Camel Diseases

Traditional and Modern Veterinary Care for the Dromedary

By Ilse Kohler-Rollefson, etc.

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Format: Paperback / softback, 254 pages
Other Information: line drawings
Published In: United Kingdom, 20 January 1999
This work offers a practical field manual about camel diseases for veterinarians and livestock practitioners. It was compiled through a workshop involving 20 of the world's leading camel specialists and details some 90 major camel ailments, ranging from abortions to wry-neck syndrome. For each problem, it gives the symptoms of the disease, the causes and simple prevention and treatment methods. It includes both treatments based on Western veterinary science, as well as those tried and tested by local healers and herders. The diseases are organized according to the part of the body affected and the symptoms. A section on procedures explains how to examine a camel, take samples for laboratory analysis and apply various types of medicines. Written in clear, simple language and illustrated with line drawings by African and Indian artists, this sourcebook should be a valuable aid to camel care.

Table of Contents

Prelims (Contibutors, Foreword, Acknowledgements, Introduction, How to read a treatment) 1. Managing and treating camels 2. Skin Problems 3. Problems of the head and neck 4. Problems of the legs, feet and tail 5. Problems of the nose and lungs 6. Problems of the stomach and intestines 7. Infectious diseases 8. Non-infectious diseases 9. Reproduction 10. Calves Back Matter (Appendices 1-4, Contributors, Glossary, Bibliography, Index)

About the Author

Ilse Kohler-Rollefson is a veterinarian and founder of the League for Pastoral Peoples. She has worked with camel pastoralists in Jordan, Sudan and India, focusing on their traditional knowledge. Evelyn Mathias holds a Dr med vet degree (the German equivalent of a PhD) from the University of Giessen, and an MS in international development studies from Iowa State University. She has conducted research and published widely on traditional veterinary medicine. Paul Mundy is a British development communication specialist based in Germany. He has a PhD in communication from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and master's degrees in SE Asian studies and mass communication.

EAN: 9781853395031
ISBN: 185339503X
Publisher: ITDG Publishing
Dimensions: 24.38 x 18.8 x 1.52 centimetres (0.50 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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