11-Title: Pathological lesions of pericardium in camel (Camelus dromedarius) and their occurrence

11-Title: Pathological lesions of pericardium in camel (Camelus dromedarius) and their occurrence

Authors: Naresh Kumar Sharma, H Dadhich, M Mathur and M Mehra

Source: Ruminant Science (2022)-11(1):49-52.

How to cite this manuscript: Sharma Naresh Kumar, Dadhich H, Mathur M and Mehra M (2022). Pathological lesions of pericardium in camel (Camelus dromedarius) and their occurrence. Ruminant Science 11(1):49-52.


The present study was undertaken to elucidate the several pathological affections of the pericardium in camels in North-Western, Rajasthan. The majority of the camels included in this study had died of natural causes. The pathological conditions of epicardium comprised inflammatory conditions 28.12%, non-inflammatory conditions 34.37% and circulatory disturbances 37.5%. The inflammatory changes included hemorrhagic pericarditis 9.37% suppurative pericarditis 15.62% and fibrinous pericarditis 3.12%. The non-inflammatory circulatory lesions included hydropericardium 12.5%, hemopericardium 3.12% serous atrophy of epicardial fat18.75% and Epicardial haemorrhages 37.50% .


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