Mystery ailment in Saudi camels – 08/07/2007

  • December 1, 2013 at 8:24 pm #1608

    I ask — Where is the proof that this is coming from “animal feed provided by food storage authorities? Just saying it doesn’t make it so…

    Mystery ailment kills hundreds of Saudi camels

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) — Hundreds of camels have died in Saudi Arabia this week from a mystery ailment.

    The Agriculture Ministry has said 232 camels died in the space of four days in the Dawasir Valley, 250 miles south of Riyadh.

    King Abdullah has promised compensation for owners, who say the real number of deaths is far higher.

    Agriculture ministry officials have denied an infectious disease caused the deaths and blamed them on animal feed supplied by food storage authorities.

    “The disease has to be limited to one place to prevent it spreading and then they have to find a serum,” said camel breeder Hamad al-Harthy, who talked of hundreds of deaths.

    “They need to bring in help from abroad to find a solution,” said trader Turki Abdelaziz.

    Camels are big business in the desert kingdom and are traded by Bedouin tribes for thousands of dollars each. The animals are used for racing and their meat is also prized.

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