Role of Camel in Pastoral Mode of Life and Future Use of rCGH as a Therapeutic Agent in Milk and Meat Production
To combat the issues of food shortage due to increasing human population, camels can serve as the best useful addition to the nutrient supply chain in terms of milk, meat and other production. With a camel population of 1.2 million heads, Pakistan offers a big market for both a live-export trade and a milk and meat industry based on feral camels. The main objective of this article is to review the role of camels in pastoral mode of life related to them. It also aims at identifying the possible role of rcGH as a therapeutic agent in increasing camel productivity and its value chain addition in the marketing of camel as a whole in Pakistan. Administration of recombinant ontogeny endocrine (rCGH) in animals is a useful approach to manipulate endocrine system and metabolic pathways towards faster growth rate, muscle deposition, milk yield and better feed efficiency.
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