Camels نگهداری شتر
Problems and Opportunities
- Priority problems for camels in Afghanistan include: diseases such as trypanosoma, rabies, camel pox, pasteurollosis, Brucellosis through milk contamination, and tuberculosis.
- Priority opportunities include vaccinations, and heat treatment of milk.
These draft priority problems are based on feedback from Afghan specialists and Rick Tucker.
- Overview Info Sheet (UCD)
- Humans and Brucellosis Fact Sheet (UCD)
- Afghanistan National Livestock Census 2006 Report (11 MB) (FAO)
Production and Management of Camels
Note: avoid working with male camels during the breeding season.
- Management in Pakistan Manual (UAF)
- Milk Management
- Disease Prevention (Biosecurity)
- Limiting Disease Spread Fact Sheet (SIU with UC Davis)
- From the Illustrated Manual of Infectious Diseases of Livestock In Afghanistan (Fort Valley State University):
- Common diseases
- Affecting camels:
- Affecting camels and may spread to humans:
- Tubercullosis B (caused by Mycobacterium bovis) Fact Sheet (OIE)
- Brucellosis (caused by Brucella abortus or B melitensis)
- Contagious Ecthyma (also known as Orf) Fact sheet (ISU)
- Rabies Fact Sheet (DCA)
- Camel Pox (UAF)
- Pasteurollosis (also known as hemorrhagic septicemia) Fact Sheet (FAO
Pasture and Fodder
- Animals graze pastures in spring and summer, and are fed in the home compound during the lean feed periods of winter and early spring.
- Challenges to Grazing Land Info Sheet (UC Davis and SIU)