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Journal of Camel Practice and Research
Year : 2016, Volume : 23, Issue : 2
First page : ( 283) Last page : ( 285)
Print ISSN : 0971-6777. Online ISSN : 2277-8934.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2277-8934.2016.00047.3

Camel calf diarrhoea in Riyadh Region, Saudi Arabia

El Wathig Mohamed1,*, Faye Bernard2

1Camel Project, Al-Kharj, Saudi Arabia

2CIRAD-ES, UMR SELMET, 34398, Montpellier Cedex, France

*Email: wathig@live.com

Online published on 4 February, 2017.


Camel calf diarrhoeic disease results from complex infectious agents. In the present study, 33 calves presenting diarrhoea were sampled for Cryptosporidium, E. coli, Coronavirus and Rotavirus. The prevalence rates were 15.1%, 9%, 6% and 6%, respectively. The prevalence of diarrhoea was found to be 8.1% in calves’ less than 3 months. This is the first report of Cryptosporidium and Coronavirus of Saudi camels.



Camel calf, cryptosporidium, diarrhoea, E. coli, coronavirus, rotavirus, Saudi Arabia.


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