Journal Year: 2018
Journal Month: August
Published On: 15-10-2018 08:23:00
Article DOI: 10.5958/2277-8934.2018.00026.7

F.A. Alsobayil1, A. Ali1,2, D.R. Derar1,2, M. Tharwat1, A.F. Ahmed2 and M. Khodeir3
1Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine,
3Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Theriogenology and Department of Surgery, Radiology and Anesthesiology,
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Assiut University, Egypt


The incidence, types and locations of tumours in 9576 dromedary camels were determined at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital of Qassim University. Grossly, tumour like growth was seen in 75 cases but histopathological examination confirmed the tumour in 59 cases (incidence 59/9576, 0.006%). Types of the tumours diagnosed were squamous cell carcinoma (n=22), fibroma (n=13), adenocarcinoma (n=13), fibromyxosarcoma (n=2), leiomyoma (n=2), angiosarcoma (n=1), schwannoma (n=1), lipoma (n=1), microcystic adnexal carcinoma (n=1), renal cell carcinoma (n=1), sertoli-leydig cell tumour (n=1) and granulosa cell tumour (n=1). These tumours were located at the limbs (n=14), vagina (n=9), abdominal wall (n=8), head (n=7), sacrum (n=4), neck (n=4), intraoral (n=3), cervix (n=2), ovary (n=2), rectum (n=2), uterus (n=1), soft palate (n=1), kidney (n=1) and compartment 3 (n=1). Females were more affected than males (54 vs 5). Age of the affected animals ranged between 4 months to 18 years. In conclusion, squamous cell carcinoma, fibroma and adenocarcinoma are the common types of tumours occurring in camel.
Key words: Adenocarcinoma, dromedary camels, fibroma, squamous cell carcinoma, tumours

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