Camels and Camelids

SURGICAL AFFECTIONS OF MUSCULO-SKELETAL SYSTEM OF CAMELS (Camelus dromedarius): I- HEAD, NECK AND THORACIC REGION

Journal Edition: June 2012
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Published On: 03-09-2018 19:11

J.A. Quazi and T.K. Gahlot
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Science
Rajasthan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

ABSTRACT

In the present study 32 cases of musculo-skeletal affections of head, neck and thorax which were diagnosed on the basis of history and clinical examination, are reported here. These were treated on the general principle of management which included application of plaster of Paris cast using iron or wooden splint, interdental wiring using copper wire, operative procedures, wherever required and medicinal or surgico-therapeutic treatment.
The occurrence of surgical affections of musculo-skeletal system of head/ neck and thoracic region was 53.13 and 46.87% respectively. The Ca, P, Vitamin A and E values in all cases were found lower than the reference values for their parameters in camels. However, the values of CPK and ALP were found higher than the reference values for their parameters in camels.
Key words: Camel, musculo-skeletal system, surgical affections, surgico-therapeutic treatment