Ocular disorders characterised by corneal opacity, hyperaemia, oedema, excessive lacrimation and ocular discharges were detected in 4 female dromedary camels naturally infected with the Trypanosoma evansi in the dairy camel farm in the United Arab Emirates. Animals with ocular lesions also showed clinical signs of emaciation, pyrexia, anorexia, ataxia and decreased milk yield. T. evansi antibodies were detected in the serum of affected animals by card agglutination trypanosomosis test (CATT/ T. evansi) and by the enzyme - Linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). The presence of the parasite in the blood was confirmed in one animal by the use of the haematocrit technique.
Key words: Dromedary camel, ocular disorders, Trypanosoma evansi, trypanosomosis, UAE