Scientific Journal Of King Faisal University
Basic and Applied Sciences


Scientific Journal of King Faisal University / Basic and Applied Sciences

Studies on eye affections among camels in Egypt: Clinical and bacteriological studies

(Lotfia. S. Fahmy, A.A. Hegazy 1, M.A.Abdelhamid ,M.E.Hatem2 and A.A. Shamaa)


Clinical and bacteriological studies were carried out  on 260 out of 2500 camels from Sinai and El Fayoum provinces and police and military services "Hagana "in the period between 1986- 1996 . These animals presented with ocular affections of varying manifestations. Trials for treatment according antibiogram sensitivity test were performed .At the same time 100 healthy eyes were subjected to bacteriological examination to determine the normal ocular microflora. The ocular affections were differentiated according to the affected anatomical structures and bacteriological finding. The incidence of ocular   disease was found to be 10.40. Corynebacterium ulcerans,Streptococcus pyogenes , Moraxella Lacunata, Proteus mirabilis and Pseudomonas aeruginosa were only isolated from diseased  cases.