H. Agab and K.E. Ahmed
Animal Resources Research Corporation, Khartoum, Sudan
Haematological, parasitological and serological investigations of 6 affected and 5 non-affected control dromedary camels were done to study the pathological changes and to identify the possible aetiology of the wry-neck syndrome in camels (Camelus dromedarius). Affected camels showed loss of appetite, loss of condition, weakness, paleness of the mucous membranes and S-shaped bending in the neck region. Affected camels also had some degree of leukocytosis and moderate anaemia. Five out of the 6 affected camels (83%) were brucellosis seropositive unlike the control camels where 1 out of the 5 involved camels (20%) was brucellosis seropositive. Both the traditional and modern methods of treatment of wry-neck syndrome were described.
Key words : Camel, investigations, wry-neck syndrome