Journal of Camel Practice and Research Impact Factor & Information

Journal description

Current impact factor: 0.08

Impact Factor Rankings

2015 Impact Factor Available summer 2015
2013 / 2014 Impact Factor 0.083
2012 Impact Factor 0.128
2011 Impact Factor 0.061
2010 Impact Factor 0.163
2009 Impact Factor 0.223
2008 Impact Factor 0.265
2007 Impact Factor 0.154
2006 Impact Factor 0.131
2005 Impact Factor 0.174
2004 Impact Factor 0.114
2003 Impact Factor 0.155
2002 Impact Factor 0.169
2001 Impact Factor 0.055
2000 Impact Factor 0.034
1999 Impact Factor 0.132
1998 Impact Factor 0.034

Impact factor over time

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Additional details

5-year impact 0.16
Cited half-life 0.00
Immediacy index 0.04
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.03
Website Journal of Camel Practice and Research website
Other titles Journal of Camel Practice and Research
ISSN 0971-6777
OCLC 36974530
Material type Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Journal / Magazine / Newspaper, Internet Resource

Publications in this journal

  • Singh Sajjan · Dedar R.K · Legha R.A · Bala P.A · Patil N.V.
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    ABSTRACT: The study was carried out to generate first hand information about normal plasma concentration of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, ionised calcium, total calcium, magnesium and chlorides in Indian she camels in early lactating, late lactating and pregnant stage. Mean values of plasma concentrations of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, ionised calcium, total calcium, magnesium and chlorides in pregnant camels were 158.58 mEqL−1, 4.31 mEqL−1, 4.75 mg/dl, 5.15 mg/dl, 10.04 mg/dl, 2.09 mg/dl and 119.18 mEqL−1, respectively. While mean values of plasma levels of sodium, potassium, phosphorus, ionised calcium, total calcium, magnesium and chlorides in lactating camels in early lactation were 160.74 mEqL−1, 4.45 mEqL−1, 3.91 mg/dl, 5.25 mg/dl, 10.24 mg/dl, 1.90 mg/dl and 119.18 mEqL−1, respectively. Range of plasma levels of ionised calcium and total calcium was narrow but there was significant difference among early lactating, late lactation and pregnant she camels; higher level of plasma calcium was found in early lactation than the pregnant and late lactation stages. However, no significant difference was observed in values of magnesium, phosphorus, sodium and potassium among 3 physiological stages. Plasma chloride levels in camels in late lactation stage was significantly lower than the camels in early lactation and pregnant camels.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 08/2015; 22(1):121-124. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2015.00019.3
  • Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2015; 22(1):25-26. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2015.00004.1
  • Journal of Camel Practice and Research 01/2015; 22(1):49. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2015.00007.7
  • Sadder M.T. · Migdadi H.M. · Zakri A.M. · Abdoun K.A. · Samara E.M. · Okab A.B. · Al-Haidary A.A.
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    ABSTRACT: Stress response in animals is a sequence of changes to certain challenges that animals can undergo. Arabian (dromedary) camels were exposed to continuous heat stress under controlled environment. Blood samples were collected at 0, 3, 6 and 24 h of heat stress exposure. Total RNA was isolated and converted into cDNA. The differential expression of a group of heat stress responsive genes was assessed using real-time PCR. The genes HSP60, HSPA6, HSP105 and HSPA1L were over-expressed at 3 h point, followed by sharp drop at 6 h point, and then rebounded after 24 h of heat stress exposure. The expression of other heat stress responsive genes (HSP70, HSP90, HSPFB and CaHS) was marginally affected along the heat stress period. The integration of gene functions and physiological mechanisms will lead to better understanding of body homeostatic mechanisms in camels under heat stress.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 01/2015; 22(1):19-24. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2015.00003.X
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    ABSTRACT: The study aimed to verify the usage of salivary sex steroid hormones monitored in captive bactrian camels (Camelus bactrianus) as a new non-invasive method in this species. Saliva of 5 adult female camels housed in the Prague zoological garden were sampled for more than 1 year in maximum interval of 10 days and concentrations of progesterone (P4) and oestradiol (E2) were measured. The concentrations of P4 (n = 312) and E2 (n = 310) were both significantly (p < 0.0001) affected by pregnancy status of animals. Mean (±SE) P4 concentrations in non-pregnant stages were 2.234 (±0.220) nmol/l, while during the 2nd third of pregnancy it was 5.105 (±0.858) nmol/l. E2 concentrations differed significantly between non-pregnant stages with mean value 0.037 (±0.005) nmol/l and during the 3rd third of pregnancy when reached 0.098 (±0.012) nmol/l. The seasonal differences in non-pregnant female camels were also evaluated. While no significant seasonal deviations were found in E2 concentrations, P4 values were significantly higher in summer than in spring. The study concluded that salivary P4 and E2 measurements are suitable for monitoring different reproductive stages in half-tamed female camels. The autumn and winter seasons seemed to be the best for pregnancy diagnosis in camels bred in Europe.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 01/2015; 22(1):61-66. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2015.00009.0
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    ABSTRACT: This study was conducted to study the clinical signs associated with dermatophilosis infection in 9 dromedary camels in addition to study some trials for treatment. Diagnosis of Dermatophilosis was done based on clinical appearance of the lesion on the affected animal and demonstrating the causal organism from the lesions beneath the scabs. Clinically, diseased camel showed lesions in the form of exudative dermatitis, thick greasy scabs and long hairs were collected to form paint brush in some areas. Removal of these hairs in the early stage of the disease revealed severe pain leaving bled area beneath it. All infected camels were heavily infested with ticks. Treatment of dermatophilosis using long acting oxytetracycline, 2 doses 3 days apart, in addition to oral administration of potassium iodide 10 gram daily for 10 days gave 100% cure rate, whereas camels treated with long acting oxytetracycline alone gave 66.67% cure rate. Tick control in infected animals and environment is indicated to minimise the risk of dermatophilosis. Also, vitamin A and mineral supplementation is necessary to obtain fast cure rate.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 12/2014; 21(2):199-204. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00034.4
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    ABSTRACT: Lawsonia intracellularis is an obligate intracellular bacterium that causes proliferative enteropathy in pigs and horses. Although infection with prompt clinical findings is only reported in few species, the broad range of hosts has been documented for this organism. The aim of the present research was to investigate the possible presence, and occurrence of L. intracellularis in dromedary camels. Crude DNA was extracted from 95 faecal samples and was subsequently subjected to a specific and sensitive nested-PCR assay. Overall, three samples (3.1%) were shown to carry L. intracellularis. This represents the first report of L. intracellularis infection in dromedary camels. The result of this study indicates that this organism has been evolved to infect wide range of hosts, but the host preferences, pathogenic capacities and species-specificity of this organism need to be explored in different animal species.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 11/2014; 21(2):219-221. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00038.1
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    ABSTRACT: In Nigeria and indeed Africa, camels are increasingly gaining economic importance due to their increasing value as source of meat, milk, hide and as draught animals. This study aimed at determining the prevalence of tuberculosis, based on lateral-flow technology in slaughter camels. Diagnosis of TB in camels faces many difficulties, with none of the standard available tests being able to detect the disease with some certainity. The intradermal tuberculin test, which is the traditional diagnostic tool in cattle, is not reliable in camels as it is in cattle but the serology-based test is showing potentials in various environments. A total of five hundred (500) camels, consisting of 188 males and 312 females, in Sahel part of northern Nigeria brought for slaughter at Kano abattoir were tested for TB infection using lateral-flow technology. The overall positive samples were one hundred and thirteen (113) with a prevalence rate of 22.6%. Out of these, 45 were males with a prevalence rate of 23.9% while 68 were females with a prevalence rate of 21.8%. The chi-square (x(2)) test of significance based on sex was not statistically significant (P>0.05). This study highlights the importance of tuberculosis in camels and its public health implications. Measures for control are also been suggested.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21(1):41. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00008.3
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    ABSTRACT: A study on hypothalamus in bactrian camel was done by anatomical, histological and ultrastructural observation and was compared with other artiodactyls. The anatomical results showed that the hypothalamus of bactrian camel can be divided into 3 parts which included the supraoptic, tuberal and mammillary. It was about 2.4 g in weight, 0.42% of the brain and 2 cm(3) in volume and 0.45% of the brain. It had a typical histological structure, which can be divided into 3 zones from the inside out: periventricular, intermediate and lateral zones. The hypothalamus consisted of neurons, neuroglia cells and nerve fibres. Most of the neurons possessed the characteristic of glandular epithelium, in which the neurosecretory granules associated with secretory function can be found by electron microscope. Most of cells in hypothalamus were small neuroglial cells and lateral zone had mainly the longitudinal nerve fibres that were mostly myelinated. Furthermore, the hypothalamus was a brain structure made up of distinct nuclei, as well as less anatomically distinct areas. Our present result indicated that the typical morphological structure of the hypothalamus and the general level of development of the neocortex gave the bactrian camel moderate ability to process and utilise complex information.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21(1):103. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00020.4
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    ABSTRACT: The present study was carried out to isolate the adenosine transporter 1(TevAT1) gene of Trypanosoma evansi using PCR and cloning of the gene. The desired amplicon of TevAT1 gene from genomic DNA of T. evansi was successfully amplified by PCR using gene specific primers. Amplified PCR product was identified on the basis of size of the TevAT1 gene using 25mM MgCl2 and at annealing temperature of 49 C. For cloning the purified DNA fragment was ligated to the pGEM-T Easy vector and ligated mixture was transformed into Escherichia coli JM109 strains. The cells containing recombinant plasmid was identified on the basis of white/blue colony selection on LB agar containing X-Gal, IPTG and ampicillin. Screening of recombinant was done by Restriction Enzyme digestion of plasmid DNAs using EcoRI and confirmed on the basis of gene size, i.e. 1413 bp for TevAT1 gene. Colony PCR was done for quick screening of plasmid inserts directly from E. coli colonies in the presence of insert specific primers.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21(1):31. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00006.X
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    ABSTRACT: The current work was carried out to study some biochemical and hematological picture associated with pyometra and endormetritis in dromedary camels. The study involved 67 animals suffered from endometritis, 61 animals suffered from pyometra and 28 normal fertile female dromedaries. The hematological analysis revealed that, the Hemoglobin (Hb) values were significantly (P < 0.05) higher in affected than normal animals. Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration (MCHC) did not differ significantly among dromedaries of the three groups. The cellular components of blood did not vary significantly in the studied animals. The serum analysis of albumin, alanine aminotransferase (ALT), Aspartate aminotransferase (AST), total bilirubin, blood urea nitrogen (BUN), calcium, cholesterol, creatine kinase N-acetylcysteine (CK-NAC), glucose, inorganic phosphorus, magnesium and total protein showed no significance difference in the studied groups. Uric acid decreased significantly (P<0.05) in affected animals than control.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21:99-102.
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    ABSTRACT: Haemotrophic mycoplasmosis or haemoplasmosis, caused by the haemotrophic mycoplasma species Candidatus Mycoplasma haemolamae (formerly Haemobartonella), has been described in both Old World camels (OWCs) and New World camels (NWCs) from different countries. Camelid anaplasmosis (formerly Ehrlichiosis) caused by Anaplasma marginale has been described in OWCs only. Knowledge of these pathogens in camels in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) is missing. We investigated 55 clinically healthy, but slightly anaemic dromedaries in the UAE for the occurrence of haemotrophic mycoplasmas and Anaplasma marginale using blood smear investigations and polymerase chain reaction (PCR). In the blood smears, neither of the two pathogens was detectable and the investigations using PCR methods did not reveal any DNA from Cand. M. haemolamae or A. marginale in 55 slightly anaemic UAE dromedaries. So far, the cause of anaemia in those dromedaries remains to be further analysed.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21(1). DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00002.2
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