Camels and Camelids


Journal Edition: December 2008
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Published On: 11-10-2018 07:08

T.K. Gahlot and Neetu Arora
Department of Veterinary Surgery and Radiology, College of Veterinary and
Animal Science, Rajasthan Agricultural University, Bikaner, India


Vasectomy was done in 3 male dromedary camels aged 7, 10 and 15 years, respectively. Animals were sedated with xylazine @ 0.2 mg/kg bwt intravenously and epidural anaesthesia was achieved by administering 30 ml of 2% lignocaine hydrochloride. A 3 cm long incision was given at cranial aspect on the neck of each scrotum. A cord like vas deferens was palpated, identified and isolated. This was followed by 2 ligatures placed 3 cms apart using chromic catgut no 2 and a 2 cm piece of vas deferens was severed between ligatures. Tunica vaginalis incision was not sutured. Skin was sutured using simple interrupted pattern with silk sutures. No postoperative complication was found in operated cases of present report. The semen of these animals was examined postoperatively and no sperms were found.
Key words: Camel, dromedary, vasectomy