1st Edition

Biology and Breeding of Camels Focus on Pakistan Camels

    257 Pages 151 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    This book discusses the biology, breeding, care, and management of camels, with a focus on camels from Pakistan. The book provides a sound understanding of how to look after camels, their senses, behavior, and adaptations. The chapters describe the practical aspects of camel husbandry such as how to maintain their body condition, feet, and cleanliness. It covers the types of feeds, feeding methods, and their needs at different stages of life. The book provides a detailed account of camel husbandry, breeding, and reproduction. It is meant for camel breeders, veterinarians, livestock advisers, students, and researchers working on animal sciences, camel rearing, feeding, and management.


    • Includes information about different species of camels present in Pakistan and their importance to humans
    • Discusses the nutrition and feeding of camels, the medicinal qualities of camel milk, and the peculiar immunity-enhancing properties of their nutritious meat
    • Describes the features of camels that help them survive and thrive in deserts and make them the animals of the future
    • Covers the range of unique products obtained from camels and their economic value
    • Explores the management, types of diseases in camels, causes of their spread, their control, and therapeutic measures for successful and productive farming

    1. Old and New World Camels—Introduction

    2. Camel Breeds in the World and Their Distribution—Introduction

    3. Effective Management of Camels—Introduction

    4. Camel Feed and Nutritional Requirements—Introduction

    5. Camel Products and By-Products

    6. Camels’ Genomic Potentials

    7. Camel as the Best-Suited Animal under Global Climate Change

    8. Camel Diseases and Preventive Measures

    9. Future Prospects and Opportunities for the Scientific Community


    Masroor Ellahi Babar, PhD, is currently serving as the Vice Chancellor of the University of Agriculture, Dera Ismael Khan KPK. Previously, he has served as the Vice Chancellor of Gomal University and the Dean of the Faculty of Science and Technology at the Virtual University of Pakistan Lahore. He has done a lot of work on functional genomics and molecular genetics of domestic as well as wild mammal breeds. He has authored several books and papers in this discipline. Due to his scientific services to the discipline of animal breeding and genetics, he was awarded Tamghah-i-Imtiaz by the government of Pakistan.

    Muhammad Ashraf, PhD, is currently a Subject Expert in Zoology at the University of Agriculture, Dera Ismael Khan KPK. Previously he has served as the Dean of the Faculty of Fisheries and Wildlife. During his tenure, he served on several research projects on fisheries and wildlife as the principal or co-principal investigator. He has made many academic and practical contributions in the upgradation of the fields of fisheries and wildlife. He has written several scientific papers and books in this discipline and taught several undergraduate and postgraduate classes in zoology.