Open Veterinary Journal

Open Veterinary Journal

Peer-Reviewed Journal 
ISSN 2218-6050 (Online), ISSN 2226-4485 (Print) 


Castration of dromedary camel through prescrotal midline incision 

M.N. Telfah, M.I. Siddiqui* and S.A. Taleb

Central Veterinary Hospital, Al-Wathba, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates



A total of 165 camels of different ages were castrated through a small, prescrotal midline incision between January, 2010 and December, 2011. The incision was closed with one interrupted, horizontal mattress suture using USP-2 chromic catgut. In 14/165 animals (8.5%) postoperative infection (sepsis) developed, which healed in two to three weeks after open wound management. The remaining 151 animals had an uneventful recovery, but a slight edematous swelling of the scrotum was observed in 8 of the 151 animals (5.3%), which was self-limiting and of no significance. No primary or secondary postoperative bleeding was noticed in any of the animals. It was concluded that this technique was less time consuming with negligible postoperative care and complications when performed under standard surgical principles.

Key words: Camel, Castration, Prescrotal, Transfixation.


Cite this paper:

Telfah, M.N., Siddiqui, M.I. and Taleb, S.A. 2012. Castration of dromedary camel through prescrotal midline incision. Open Vet. J. 2, 106-108.