CLINICAL AND ULTRASONOGRAPHIC FINDINGS OF SOME OCULAR AFFECTIONS IN DROMEDARY CAMELS
Journal Year: 2012
Journal Month: December
Published On: 03-09-2018 19:11:00
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Omar El-Tookhy1 and Mohamed Tharwat2
1Department of Surgery, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Cairo University, Egypt
2Department of Animal Medicine, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Zagazig University, Egypt

ABSTRACT

The eyes of 51 camels were examined by clinically and ultrasonographically using direct corneal contact technique. Trauma-related problems were the most common eye troubles seen among camels. Anterior segment affections constituted 72.5% of all examined cases. This included keratitis with or without involvement of the iris and ciliary body in the form of iridocyclitis (31%). Penetrating corneal wounds were 23%. Lesser observations were recorded involving cataract (16%) and glaucoma (2%). Posterior segment affections constituted 27.5% and included intraocular tumour (2%), retinal detachment (6%) and blindness (20%).
Key words: Camel, dromedary, eye, ocular, ultrasound


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