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

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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

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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: 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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    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: Six camels of 279 +/- 16.14 kg live body weight and 3-6 years old were divided into 2 groups of 3 animals each, to study the feeding effect of Natron on general health and production through measuring the feed intake, some haemoglobin (Hb) indices and the body weight gain. Two diets supplemented and un-supplemented with Natron were used for the purpose of this experiment. The results showed that Natron's cation content has no significant (P>0.05) effect on the camel buffering system. Roughage intake was not improved within the 2 groups when fed the un-supplemented diets, but there was an improved roughage intake (P<0.05) in the 2 groups when fed the Natron supplemented diets. The live weight gain of the experimental camels was significantly (P<0.05) affected by Nation supplementation. The Hb level, white blood cells (WBC) and red blood cells (RBC) count were increased significantly along with the increase in roughage intake and live body weight gain.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21(1):111. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00021.6
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    ABSTRACT: Hippophae rhamnoides, the sea-buckthorn or leh berry is a hardy, deciduous shrub with yellow or orange berries in the family Elaeagnaceae. It grows naturally in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and locally known as a Tsermang or tasru- wonder plant. It is mostly browsed by the bactrian camel in the Nubra valley of Ladakh. The nutritional, biochemical and anti-oxidant attributes of sea-buckthorn have been discussed.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21(1). DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00017.4
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    ABSTRACT: The studies was conducted on 3 dromedary camels (545-640 kg body weight; 8-10 years age) to assess their work performance and physiological endurance limit with optimum feeding ration in rotary mode of operation. The camels were offered gram straw (Cicer arietinum) as sole ration in all the treatments but in T-2 and T-3 camels were supplemented with concentrate mixture having 65 and 75% TDN, respectively. A loading car was used to apply and vary the load on the camels in rotary mode of operation. The camels were operated at a draught level of 14% of their body weight with work rest cycle of 2h (W)- 1h (R)- 2h (W)- 4h (R)- 2h (W)- 1h (R)-2h (W). The nutrient utilisation was significantly (P<0.05) higher in T-1 followed by T-2 and T-3. The physiological responses of the camels viz, pulse rate, respiration rate and rectal temperature increased with duration of work where as speed of operation decreased with duration of work. The speed varied in range 2.97 to 2.75 km/h, 2.5 to 2.43 km/h and 2.26 to 2.2 km/h in I, II, III and IV session and the rate of decrease was 7.4, 3, 7.6 and 2.6%, respectively. Fatigue score was found to increase with duration of work which might be due to increase in the physiological response and appearance of physical symptoms with increase in duration of work. It was concluded from results that the physiological responses and fatigue score increased with duration of work where as, speed of operation decreased with duration of work in dromedary camels fed with optimal ration.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21(1). DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00013.7
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    ABSTRACT: The intention of this study was to examine the effects of oral administration of L. acidophilus L,3 on the number of intestinal mucosal immune cells of young bactrian camels. Young camels were fed daily with L. acidophilus L3 (a concentration of 2x10(9)CFU/kg feed) and their intestinal immune cells were assessed on day 28 by the histology, histochemistry and cell counting methods. The number of intraepithelial lymphocytes (IELs), goblet cells (GCs), plasma cells and mast cells were counted, recorded and compared with the control group. Statistical analysis showed that the number of those intestinal mucosal immune cells were all increased in the probiotic group, compared with the control group and the difference was statistically significant (P<0.05). The distribution tendency of those cells in small intestine was that: the number of intraepithelial lymphocytes, goblet cells and mast cells was gradually reduced from duodenum to ileum in two groups, whereas the number of plasma cells was gradually increased from duodenum to ileum. The results indicated that L. acidophilus L3 has intense influence on the number of mucosal immune cells in small intestine of young camels, supplementation of the diet with L. acidophilus L3 is able to enhance the intestinal mucosal immunity of young camels.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21(1):57. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00011.3
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    ABSTRACT: In the present study, congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) was observed in two dromedary foetuses, born full term in the same year at the interval of one month: The first case was a still born male foetus having an Opening in the diaphragm at left posterolateral aspect froth which portion of small intestine along with stomach and spleen covered within a thin membranous sac were found protruded in thoracic cavity. The rungs Were hypoplastic and herniated portion of small intestine showed severe congestion. The histopathology of lung revealed atelectasis and liver showed ballooning degeneration of hepatocytes with-congestion. The-second case was a female calf born at full term but died shortly after birth. The necropsy of this foetus revealed complete absence of diaphragm (diaphragmatic aplasia) and portions of small and large intestine Were found free in the thoracic cavity. Grossly, the lungs were small in size but cranial lobes showed emphysema: Histopathology of lung also revealed emphysema, kidney showed congestion of glomerular capillaries and liver showed ballooning degeneration of hepatocytes: The etiology for the defect was suspected to be extrinsic or environmental rather than genetic.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21(1). DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00015.0
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    ABSTRACT: The study involved 67 animals suffered from endometritis, 61 animals suffered from pyometra and 28 normal fertile female dromedaries. The haematological analysis revealed that the haemoglobin (Hb) values were significantly (P <0.05) higher in affected than normal animals. Mean corpuscular volume (MCV) and mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration (map did not differ significantly among dromedaries of the 3 groups. The cellular components of blood did not vary significantly. 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 significant difference. Uric acid decreased significantly (P<0.05) in affected animals than control.
    Journal of Camel Practice and Research 06/2014; 21(1):99. DOI:10.5958/2277-8934.2014.00019.8