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Year : 1999
Tome : 150
Volume : 6
Pages : 537-542
Title : Glycemia in the camel (Camelus dromedarius) in Tunisia : preliminary results
Authors : O. SOUILEM, O CHINE, C. ALGUEMI et M. GOGNY
Summary : The aim of this preliminary work was to determine blood glucose concentration in 138 camels living in the south Tunisian desertic area. In the adult carcels, the blood glucose concentration (6,10+-t 0,16 mmol/1, n = 80)was similar to monogastric animals and higher than that known in other ruminants. It did not seem to be different according to sex or season, nor during gestation. However, the young camels (up to 2 years) and the lactating females had significantly lower blood glucose concentration (3,90 +-0,22 mmol/1, n = 33, and 5,28 +- 0,22 mmoln, n = 10, respectively). These high glucose concentration in the camel could be related to different regulation factors than in true ruminants.
Keywords : Glucose, glyceamia, insulin concentration, peptid C concentration, pancreas, camel, dromedary.
Correspondence : O. SOUILEM
Adress : Service de Physiologie et Thérapeutique, École Nationale de Médecine Vétérinaire, 2020 Sidi-Thabet, Tunisie

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