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Journal of Camel Practice and Research
Year : 2018, Volume : 25, Issue : 1
First page : ( 93) Last page : ( 97)
Print ISSN : 0971-6777. Online ISSN : 2277-8934.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2277-8934.2018.00014.0

Parasitic profile of saudi arabian camels

Al-Afaleq Adel I., Elamin Elgailani A.1, Fatani Ahmed1, Homeida Abdel Gadir M.*

Department of Environmental Health, College of Public Health and Department of Biology, College of Science, Imam Abdulrahman University (formerly, University of Dammam), PO Box 1982, Dammam, 31442, Saudi Arabia

1College of Veterinary Medicine, King Faisal University, AlAhsa, Saudi Arabia

*email: adelafaleq@yahoo.com

Online published on 11 July, 2018.

Abstract

The prevalence and biology of Toxoplasma, Neospora, mange, ticks and gastrointestinal parasites among Saudi Arabian camels (Camelus dromedarius) were investigated. The results of the study revealed that 35.8% (N=190) were Toxoplasma seropositive and 40% (N=169) were Neospora seropositive. Examination of 2449 camels showed that 61.7% (N=1512) were infested with hard ticks of H. dromedarii and H. anatolicum and 15.6% (N=382) were infected with Sarcoptic scabiei. Out of 203 camels 31.5% (N=64) were found to be infested with gastrointestinal parasites. The parasites encountered were Haemonchus, Camelostrogylus, Trichostrongylus, Nematodirs and coccidian spp.

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Keywords

Camels, parasites, Saudi Arabian.

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