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Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 2 (4): 218 - 221
http://dx.doi.org/10.14737/journal.aavs/2014/2.4.218.221
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Fahad Al Hizab*
Department of pathology, College of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Resources, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding author: mhamouda@kfu.edu.sa

ABSTRACT
This study was conducted in Eastern Province (2012). The field problem was the mortality among camels (Camelus dromedarius) in Hardd region in King Saudi Arabia (KSA).Clinical signs were anorexia, depression, nasal discharges, serous lacrimation and enlargement of submandibular lymph nodes. Moreover, there was bloody diarrhea.Total of (n=150) camels, out of which (n=70) animals showed the clinical disease and among (n= 19) of them were dying within three days after the appearance of the first clinical sign. Consistent necropsy findings were hemorrhagic abomasal folds, massive hemorrhage within the small intestine associated with severely congested mesenteric lymph nodes. Epicardial and subendocardial hemorrhages were also observed. The pharyngeal and laryngeal areas were congested and contained serosanguinous fluid. Aspergillus fumigatus was cultured and isolated from trachea, lung, omasum and intestine. No other potential microorganisms or toxic agents have been identified.

Key Words: Camel, A. fumigatus, Saudi Arabia