- Volume 5 Number 4 and
Volume 6 Number 1 (double issue)
- Published February 2001
- The CAMELL
expedition's complete circumnavigation of
Australia, now into its fifth year, is
approaching the half-way mark on the Western
Australian coastline! The expedition, led by
Alexandra Hughes Bannister and Lew Bailey, has
had to overcome just about every obstacle that
could be thrown in their path but they still
trudge on. Catch all the news in this issue of
Australian Camel News.
- Wild Gobi Desert
bactrian camels may be new species altogether.
Scientists have revealed that the rare Gobi
Desert bactrian camels in China and Mongolia may
in fact be a new mammal species all together. If
this is true it would be one of the most exciting
nature-world discoveries of the new century and
perhaps even the last.
- Book Review - The
Nutrient Requirements of the Dromedary Camels.
1997. Dr Muhammad F. Wardeh.
- A letter from Pushkar
- John Wilkinson is one of Australia's most
experienced cameleers and he writes home with
some sobering observations after a visit to the
world's largest camel fair at Pushkar, India.
- Camel health - Skin
abscesses on the dromedary camel. Skin abscesses
are a very common aesthetic problem with camels
and this feature analyses their cause, treatment
- Camel health -
Papillomatosis (warts). One often sees a number
of small warty things on the nose or lips of
their young camels and this small feature gives a
little background on this harmless condition.
- The global camel
economy - a year 2000 snapshot. Where are the
world's camels? How have population levels
changed over the last two decades on a country by
country basis? Who's importing? Who's exporting?
Who's milking and who's eating. A very
comprehensive look at the global camel economy in
2000 can be obtained from this feature.
- Simple Arab hobbles
and safe tethering. Peter Towle (NSW, Australia).
- Camel health - Mad
Camel Disease - is it a possibility? This
interesting article looks at the insidious
disease know as Mad Cow Disease and asks whether
a similar condition might be possible in the
- Camel health -
Anthrax in camels. Anthrax is one of the most
important bacterial diseases of the camel. It
strikes suddenly and fatalities are almost
inevitable before the condition is diagnosed. It
is also highly infectious to humans. This article
takes a look at anthrax in Australia and teaches
you to recognise the deadly symptoms.
- Camel health - Using
the insecticide Diazinon for an alternative and
effective treatment of sarcoptic mange.
- And much more.