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.
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