Fact sheet: Determining the pregnancy status of feral camels

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  • Published: 5 May 2021

  • Author(s): Andrew Padula, Margie Bale

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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 at the point of capture. A simple method for obtaining blood from the jugular or facial vein of a camel and then analysing the serum or plasma for progesterone levels using a portable immunoassay analyser (miniVIDAS®) is described. This method both improves handler safety and the accuracy of pregnancy detection in camels.