Fact sheet: Determining the pregnancy status of feral camels
This project describes the development and validation of a simple blood test for pregnancy detection in camels that can be performed safely, efficiently, and reliably...
Published: 19 Oct 2011
Author(s): Wu, Mr David , Chan, Mr Chiu-Hing , Deng, Mrs Crystal
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China has had an established camel meat market for over 3,000 years, but with a declining camel population, small farming population and the offer of alternative meats such as pork, beef and lamb, the popularity and awareness of camel meat has diminished considerably over the last two centuries.
Given that very little information is publicly available and little is known of the Chinese camel market and its consumers in the western world, this in-depth research aimed to find the extent of China’s market demand for camel meat and determine Chinese domestic prices and production levels. In addition, the report intended to attain the general views of Chinese customers and the general public on their perceptions of camel meat.