A Mysterious Disease is Killing Camels in Sahara


A SOS call from the camel herders

A number of camel owners and breeders in the area of ​​Mahamid al-Ghazlan called for a “quick” and “active” solution from the local authorities and veterinarians for the issue of “camel mortality” that has affected the herds of some of the nomadic camels in the region amid great fears of increasing cases of infection, which could cause them heavy material losses.

The catastrophe of camel death suddenly appeared in the area of ​​”Hassian Twal” west of Mhamid al-Ghazlan a few days before Eid al-Adha near the roundabout Mazhail, Morocco.https://www.google.com/maps/search/Hassian+Twal”+west+of+Mhamid+al-Ghazlan/@29.8273238,-5.732598,15z/data=!3m1!4b1

One of the affected camel, feeling belly pain

One of the owners of camels caused the deaths of more than (10) heads of camels have – so far – and more than (11) of them were seriously injured.

Some people fear that all the complex situation may emerged because of some poison, either from a plant or someone deliberately put in the water source as water is one of the most limiting factor in the region and the tribes fight on water points time to time.

Some visible field postpartum operation

For his part, one of the owners of the camel expressed strong dissatisfaction with the situation in the case of the increasing death of camels, where he saw the camel in severe illness hit her head with the ground to spend, pointing out that the concentration of poisoning in some plants or in the water of some wells.

The dark thin blood and reddish intestine indicating some poisonous item eaten by camel
Blackish sticky stool of the sick camel.

Signs and Symptoms

As per the report/s I received from Muhammad Labihi, the sign off illness starts with the camel unable to walk and eat. There is constipation or the gut activity ceased. The camel becomes unable to move and walk.

When the camel dies, sometimes the blood come out of the nostrils and mouth. The cherry red thin blood. One can see in the picture above.

As a camel lover, I appeal camel scientists to come forward and give solution to the poor camel keepers. The local authorities must help and compensate in this regard.

For details information and contact, please contact Muhammad Labihi mohamed_lbihi10@gmail.com and his phone number is also given as +212689432596

He sent me some very panic pictures of the dead camels. You can see the pictures below.

3 thoughts on “A Mysterious Disease is Killing Camels in Sahara

  1. Dear Dr Raziq
    If we can have more history of sick camels that will be more handy . In my first impression these animals are having swear endotoxins leads to Haemragic enteritis . In postmortem findings there will be generalized petechial for all vital organs .
    Initially constipation and terminal stages tarry black diarrhea .

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