Milk yield of camels (Camelus dromedarius) in drought areas

R. Yagil, Z. Etzion

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Abstract

1. 1. The milk yield was determined of camels (Camelus dromedarius) in the heat of summer when drinking water was restricted to once per week for 2 hr. The amount of milk was determined by dilution of tritium in the calves. 2. 2. A steady amount of 61. per day per camel was produced. The calves had no other source of water except their mothers' milk. 3. 3. It is concluded that the capability of the camel to produce milk of good composition and quantity for human consumption when water is severely restricted is of extreme importance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)207-209
Number of pages3
JournalComparative Biochemistry and Physiology -- Part A: Physiology
Volume67
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology

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