Analysis of causes of death in camel

Mehta, S.C.; Chirania, B.L.; Bithu, H.K. and Sahani, M.S. (2003) Analysis of causes of death in camel. Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 73 (8). pp. 873-874. ISSN 0367-8318

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The causes of death in camel, and effect of breed, sex and age on mortality were studied. In all 1824 records belonging to the centre's herd were analysed. The mortality was highest in Arab cross (16.83%) followed by Kachchhi (14.07%), Bikaneri (10.35%) and Jaisalmeri (9.76%). The mortality was significantly (P<0.05)higher in males (13.10%) than females (9.51%). Highly significant effect (P<0.01) of age group on mortality was observed. Maximum mortality (48.78%) was due to the involvement of digestive system. Respiratory system was involved in 17.56% cases. The nervous system was involved in 4.88% cases whereas the cardiovascular, urinary and genital systems were involved in 4.39, 0.44 and 0.44% cases. Deaths in 23.41% cases were due to poisoning. Euthanisation due to fracture of long bones / incurable disease, pica etc. Improved management practices, cost effective management of long bone fractures and timely supplementary feeding can be of great use in reducing the mortality in young and adult camels.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Camel suffers mostly from digestive disorders
Uncontrolled Keywords:Camel, Diseases, Health, Analyis, Causes, Nervous System, Respiratory System, Euthanasia, Mortality, Bone Fractures, Pica
Subjects:Population Characteristics > Health
Environment and Public Health > Public Health > Epidemiologic Measurements > Demography > Vital Statistics > Mortality
Investigative Techniques > Euthanasia, Animal
Disorders of Environmental Origin > Wounds and Injuries > Fractures
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Morbidity > Incidence
Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms > Pathologic Processes > Death
Mental Disorders > Eating Disorders
Health Occupations > Medicine > Epidemiology
Investigative Techniques > Epidemiologic Methods > Data Collection > Vital Statistics > Mortality
Animals > Chordata > Vertebrates > Mammals > Artiodactyla > Ruminants > Camels
ID Code:2339
Deposited By:Dr S.C. Mehta
Deposited On:24 September 2007

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