Veterinaria ISSN 2409-4676
2016 | Volume 4 | Issue 2 | Pages 17-19
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Camel Farming in Pakistan
Muhammad Waseem Abbas a, Muhammad Fiaz a, Muhammad Farooq Iqbal a, Muzammal Tariq a,  Sohail Akbar b

a Faculty of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, PMAS Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
b Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Lahore

Camel has great socio economic importance all over the world. Camel is kept for milk and draught purpose. Camels are bespoke to digest poor value of forage which increases its retention time in alimentary canal. Regarding Pakistan, most of the camels (about 41%) are present in Baluchistan. In Pakistan, camels are fed dry roughages and some quantity of concentrates. Dry roughages consist of Bhoosa and tree leaves. Concentrate allowance usual consist of half to 1 kg Moth flour or Bajra or barley flour and 350 to 400 gm Gur (molasses). Camels producing milk require large amount of water and milk consist of 90% water and the main nutrient required is protein. Common diseases like wry neck, tripnosomiasis and inflammation of soft palate.
Keywords: Desert, milk producing camel, nutreints.

Received: September 02, 2016                 Revised: November 15, 2016                   Accepted: November 29, 2016                         
*Corresponding author: Muhammad Farooq Iqbal                        E-mail: