World Camel Day: Disease threatens South Asia camels

The declining trend in camel population

German camel lady Dr. Ilse Kohler-Rollefson told the seminar that there were around one million camels in Pakistan. She stressed the need for creating markets for camels that would help in poverty alleviation. “A declining trend in camel population is being witnessed in India. Twenty years ago, India also had one million camels. However, the number has now dropped to 200,000,” she said. UAF Vice Chancellor Prof Iqrar Ahmad Khan said that all species of livestock were important to meet the growing demand for milk and meat at a time when the world faced the threat of climate change.

Seminar on World Camel Day 22 June 2014

The seminar was arranged by the Livestock Management Department, University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF), in collaboration with the Camel Association of Pakistan at New Senate Hall.

Camel Milk Can Sustain Camel Population Trend and Overcome the Malnutrition

Dr. Raziq Kakar is the brain birth of the world camel day. International Society of Camel Research Development representative Dr. Abdul Raziq said that camels could play an important part in the food chain if global temperatures increased further. “Not enough research work is being done on genetics and breeding of camels, which is a matter of concern,” he said. Faculty of Animal Husbandry Dean Prof Ahsanul Haq said that camels had always been the best means of transportation in deserts. He said camel milk could help overcome malnutrition in backward areas.

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  1. World Camel Day celebrated yesterday in University of Agriculture Faisalabad. Today, 22 June is world camel day but we celebrated a day earlier because of the Sunday today. Hope to have comments and feedback from the friends and colleagues.

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