Care for your camels
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CTA. 2001. Care for your camels. Spore 95. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
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A field manual of camel diseases. Traditional and Modern Health Care for the Dromedary By I Köhler-Rollefson, P Mundy & E Mathias, ITDG Publishing, 2001. 254 pp. ISBN 1 85339 503 X GBP 12.95 Euro 21
Did you know that the camel is the most efficient domesticated animal for converting fodder into work, transport, milk and meat? Veterinary services are rare in camel-herding areas (which include the Sahel and East Africa), warn the authors of this practical guide to caring for the single-humped camel, the dromedary. The manual is not intended to replace such services, but to ease communication and cooperation between the pastoralist, the vet and other specialists, in part by preventive care and early diagnosis. Ninety ailments are described, according to symptom and the affected part of the body, in a clear and concise style, making much use of common, local and scientific terms. The basis of the book is an intensive Write-In session of twenty practitioners from Africa, and West and South Asia who came together at a writing workshop in 1997, to pool and produce texts and drawings. Their knowledge will radiate far with this splendid guide. A field manual of camel diseases. Traditional and Modern Health Care for the Dromedary By I Köhler-Rollefson, P Mundy & E Mathias, ITDG Publishing, 2001. 254 pp. ISBN 1 85339 503 X GBP 12.95 Euro 21 ITDG Publishing 103-105 Southampton Row, London WC1B 4HL, UK Fax: + 44 207 436 2013 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org