publication . Article . 2003

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Dirie, M. F.; Omar Abdurahman;
  • Published: 01 Dec 2003
Abstract
Summary The camel is a comparatively hardy animal and is less susceptible to many of the diseases that affect other livestock species in the same areas. Despite that, the camel may contract many other diseases, some of which are still unknown. Pastoralists have for centuries herded camels in the arid and semi-arid areas of Kenya, and elsewhere in the Horn of Africa, and they have encountered and named many new diseases. However, the exact causes of many of these illnesses, such as Lahaw-Gaal, Firaanfir, Laaba, Jajabsa and Yudleye remain unknown. This paper presents the observations of pastoralists on some of the diseases which have been found among camels in nor...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseasesendocrine system
free text keywords: Animal Science and Zoology, General Medicine, Livestock, business.industry, business, Animal health, Pastoralism, Veterinary medicine, Biology
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