Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

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Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 8(10): 1013-1018
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Asim Faraz1*, Abdul Waheed1, Nasir Ali Tauqir2, Riaz Hussain Mirza1, Hafiz Muhammad Ishaq1, Muhammad Shahid Nabeel3

1Department of Livestock and Poultry Production, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan; 2Department of Animal Science, University of Sargodha, Pakistan; 3Livestock and Dairy Development Department, Punjab, Pakistan.

Abstract | The camel is a unique biological model and promising livestock in the climate-change context. Pakistan is one of the hotspot regions severely hit by the calamities of climate-change. The camel is the option hope and future food security livestock for the drought-stricken regions of the country, especially Thal, Cholistan and Thar Deserts. This study was conducted at Camel Breeding and Research Station (CBRS) Rakh-Mahni (Desert Thal) to report the ten normal blood biochemical concentrations of camels in Pakistan. Twelve (6 males and 6 females) camels of Marecha breed were selected for this study. The camels were reared in its natural habitat in Thal desert. The animals were kept in semi-open pens, provided with gram crop residues ad libitum after 8-10 hours grazing. Water was provided twice a day. In blood profile the concentrations of haemoglobin, cholesterol, triglycerides, albumin, total protein, urea, creatinine, glucose, Ca and P were determined. Data on different parameters was subjected to descriptive statistical analysis and t test was applied to test significant differences between means at 5% level of significance. The results were compared with those reported by other investigators in camels.

Keywords | Camel, Blood Chemistry, Desert, Pastoral, Pakistan