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International Journal of Dairy Science
  Year: 2006 | Volume: 1 | Issue: 2 | Page No.: 104-112
DOI: 10.3923/ijds.2006.104.112
Studies on Some Camel Management Practices and Constraints in Pre-urban Areas of Khartoum State, Sudan
El Zubeir , Ibtisam E.M. and Nour Ehsan M

The present study was done to investigate the general information about camel`s herders, camel health, general management and husbandry, general aspects of the herders` farms and their view of the camel production. Three herds (2937 camels) at Khartoum State (Omdurman and Eastern Nile; Eid babiker and Alkadero) were selected for the present survey. The investigation revealed that the ratio of females` camels is particularly higher than that of males in the three herds. Female` and males camels were 83.9 and 16.1%, 74.6 and 25.4% and 76.1 and 23.9% in Omdurman, Eid babiker and Alkadero, respectively. The milk produced was found to be for family subsistence and offered free for the others; for medicinal purposes. The camels might come in contact during breeding, browsing and at water points. The other species of animal don`t come in contact with camel at Omdurman and do at varying levels at other regions. In Omdurman herders are sharing lands (communal land), while in Eastern Nile (Eid babiker and Alkadero) they own lands. Also differences of food and water sources and uses in the three regions were found. The camel herders support their camels with minerals (common salt), moreover camel herders at Omdurman give their herds licking stone. The incidences of some common diseases were carried out, the abortion`s incidences, although high among the three herds, it showed non-significant differences. The screening for the treatment of internal parasites showed highly significant (p<0.001) different between the three herds.
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How to cite this article:

El Zubeir , Ibtisam E.M. and Nour Ehsan M , 2006. Studies on Some Camel Management Practices and Constraints in Pre-urban Areas of Khartoum State, Sudan. International Journal of Dairy Science, 1: 104-112.

DOI: 10.3923/ijds.2006.104.112








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