Source: Camel! A One in All Creatures
Yesterday evening, I received the following report from Mike (Shah Alam, Malaysia). It is very interesting and even heart touching. He message is in the ensuing lines.Mike Facebook Page
Very interesting, Just want to update you on some new progress on camel milk. Last week (first week of August, 2017), I gave 3 sachet (25g X3) Camelait powder (camel milk powder of Alain dairy) to a mum (Camelait! Al Ain Camel Dairy Products).
She has a nonverbal kid (3 years and 8 month of age) with speaking complications. The camel milk gave a magic result. The mum of the kid called me and told that just in a week the boy started to talk basic 2~3 words like Goodbye or Goodnight to the family members. I want milk and sleep in Chinese. Both parents really surprised. Even his special attention school teacher also notice the changes. So far best feedback I have heard.
Me (Dr Raziq, the author) have received the same positive reports before as well from Malalsyia The Myth of Camel Milk in Malasia: A Preliminary Report of a Diabetic Patient and India Camels’ Milk Miracle for Autistic Patients~A letter from Ram Prasad (India).
I hereby request the sophisticated research facilities all around the world to come forward and conduct scientific trials with accurate results and huge data to give the true and scientific portrait regarding the camel milk. Camel milk is a unique gift of the nature (natural therapy) to avoid chemicals and antibiotics consumption which are threatening our health in many ways. Camel milk has the real worth to be used as natural pharmacy. Detailed Nutritional Composition of Bactrian Camel’s Milk
Dr. Raziq is an emerging global visionary. From his background in animal science and hands-on experimentation, he realized the value of camel milk as an exceptional productDr Abdul Raziq Kakar Technical Operation Manager at a Modern Camel Dairy Farm.
But he also had the foresight to view pastoral peoples as valuable cultural reservoirs. He’s a consistent and admired advocate for camels and pastoral knowledge, with deep traditional knowledge of native livestock breeds, husbandry and health systems.He works to sustain animal health and production with a commendable natural approach. As a technical advisor for a large camel diary, he helps drive modern milk usage. His leadership has helped raise awareness of camel milk and it’s my pleasure to consult him as a top camel resource. He is a valued leader in policy planning for the international camel community.
To see her work and contribution in our camels’ world, please go to the linkChristina Adams Writer/journalist, autism expert, camel milk advisor
Please come to the sources of the natural health. I assure you camels’ milk really works. Look the use of antibiotics at such a high level in dairy sector and other spheres of life. Slow, natural and ecofriendly foods can save the health of humanity.
We disagree with having cows filled with antibiotics, primarily because of the problems created by bacterial resistance to drugs given without cause. But now we’re learning that there’s even more wrong with antibiotics in cattle: their dung releases more methane. Catherine Elton reports for Conservation Magazine: Antibiotic use and overuse in livestock has long been […]
Camel milk has been shown, to be effective in reducing the level of glycosylated or glycated haemoglobin in the blood. This is haemoglobin to which glucose is attached, and is typically found at high levels in people with diabetes. Camel milk can therefore be used to reduce the dose of insulin that diabetes patients require. “This is because camel milk has been shown to contain an insulin-like molecule,” said Dr Dubey. “Diabetes is a disease in which the therapeutic potential of camel milk can be maximally utilized. It has well-observed clinical benefits.” It is no wonder then that, as the authors of the review note, epidemiological surveys indicate that there is a low prevalence of diabetes in communities where camel milk is consumed.
The report of the study published in the National News paper;
Before the release of this study, author reported that camel milk is good for diabetes patients. The link of that report is given in the link below.
Camel milk, too, contains large quantities of antibodies that, similarly, can help to protect against infection. Enzymes it contains, such as lysozyme and lactoperoxidase, are likely to help combat bacterial infections. The authors of the review, who also include Manohar Lal and Anyaa Mittal, from the BITS Pilani Rajasthan campus, and Suman Kapur, from the BITS Pilani Andhra Pradesh campus, suggest that camel milk could contain a substance with the complex-sounding name of camel alpha-lactalbumin made lethal to tumour cells, or CAMLET.
“It would be in the best interest of patients if any anti-cancer molecule could be isolated or derived from camel milk,” said Dr Dubey. So, as modern science discovers more about the therapeutic benefits of camel milk, specific components could be used in a more targeted ways to combat illness. It is an outcome that, were they to have known, would probably have pleased those who began drinking this precious liquid all those thousands of years ago.
This report was prepared by Daniel Bardsley; he is a UK-based freelance journalist and former reporter at The National.
Though the concept is changing, generally camel is considered as the animal of backward and bush. The common person’s mind quickly jumps to the desert, pastoral people, and harsh terrains as soon hear the name of the camel. In some quarters, the mindset is changing, especially among the scientists and development worker. Unfortunately, the policy makers still neglecting this untapped precious resource as they prefer fast growing animals to place in developmental policy because of many reasons; all are baseless and void of scientific arguments.
Recently, a successful conference was organized under the patronage of International Society of Camelid Research and Development. The title of the conference was “4th Conference of ISOCARD “Silk road camel: the camelids, main stakes for sustainable development”
The conference was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan (8-12 June 2015). Around 225 participants from 35 countries took part in this important conference. Many results from the recent scientific research were shared among the scientists. The participants in their last recommendations’ session of the conference have proposed the final recommendations which have been validated by the Executive Council. The link of the recommendations is given in the following.
Some of the recommendations really touched my heart, most of them are very much in agreement with my dream about the camel. I have been recommending and promoting camel as; ‘turning to its original task from a beast of burden’. The camel is a true asset of mother earth and can be used for human wellbeing in many ways in the challenges we face and the complexities to come. The monster of climate change accompanied with multifaceted challenges is knocking at the door of the human kind. The ambient temperature in many regions, especially the habitats of the camel is already alarming, and the challenges of emerging diseases are posing serious threats to animal wellbeing and public health. In such conditions, the animals like a camel can be the best tool to combat such complex challenges.
The scientists of the ISOCARD are very much true in their views as recommending camels to the policy makers for both the health and livelihood of the people. Very much stressed on the role of camel milk as a natural pharmacy for the intricate ailments of the human being; needs methodologies to properly produce, harvest, preserve and serve to the public. Some of the recommendation are given in the ensuing lines.
- New knowledge on the mechanisms of the adaptation of camels in different environmental conditions (farm intensification, climatic change, new feeding practices) taking into account the promotion of sustainable development of the camel farming system.
- Advanced research on the interests of camel and camel products (milk, urine, meat) as biological models for biomedical studies (cancer, diabetes, autism etc.) have to be deepened based on un-debatable scientific protocols.
- The findings regarding milk processing, camel cheese production and nutritive value of camel meat have to be promoted in the commercial sectors.
- Technical innovations in camel production and products processing (wool and skin production, “milk-ability” by machine, slaughtering practices) have to be widely used and dissipated.
- A forum based on experts, breeders, policy makers, and development workers to put join efforts is the utmost need of time. Such forum can advocate camel and camels’ people at all levels and take steps to accept camel a sustainable farm animal. The forum of Camels4Life is a touchy idea to fill this gap of camel advocacy at national and international levels.
The International Society of Camelid Research and Development is a non-political, non-religious and nonprofit federation of camelid scientists or similar scientific and professional associations. The society works for the scientific status of camelid sciences, promotion of camel science for camelids development, promotion of scientific publications in camelid fields, to set high standards in camelid education and training, promote standards of health and welfare in camelids, encourage exchange of knowledge and to organize international conference every 3 years.
The last conference was held in Almaty, Kazakhstan (8-12 June, 2015). The 225 participants of the conference, have proposed the final recommendations which have been validated by the Executive Council. All the participants’ anonymously expressed their serous concerns on the sharp decline in camel population of India.
As a foreword, the general assembly of ISOCARD has expressed its concern regarding the important decline of the camel population in India, which is a reverse of the trend evident in the world camel population. The General Assembly of ISOCARD has encouraged any scientific studies aiming to assess the impact of this decline on the camel breeders’ livelihood and on the local and rural economy.
I (Dr Abdul Raziq Kakar) hereby appeal Indian Camel Scientists, development workers, NGOs and public interest departments to come forward and find ways forward to halt this decline and support the camel keepers, for whom camel is the backbone of their economy.
The like minded camel development workers, scientists and breeders are fabricating (in process) a society (Camels4Life) to address hot issues of camels, its decline and advocacy for the role of camel in rural and agricultural development. Being the responsible person of the Camels4Life, I hereby offer my support on behalf of our society and colleagues to find ways for using camel a sustainable mobile ATM for the camel pastoralists all over the world, especially in the South western Indian~The beautiful Rajasthan.
As per our series regarding camel journey from its origin of domestication to the western world. A letter from Dr Mirizio Dioli (Italian Veterinarian) is hereby presented for updates regarding the subject titled above. Dr Dioli is author of a book and a digital pictorial guide. He presented some of his collection at the camel conference in London “The Camel Conference @ SOAS 2013”
Abstract; The main purpose of camel keeping is to provide milk. In a pastoral nomadic environment it is essential for the nomad household survival to maximize milk off-take for human consumption from lactating animals. During the course of millennia camel keepers have developed many different methods to prevent a calf to suckle his mother at will. This paper shows and explains 16 traditional methods used by pastoralists of various ethnic groups in the Horn of Africa and Middle East.
Italian veterinarian (DVM,MSc,DVetMed,MRCVS) who since 1981 has worked and learned about camels with nomadic camel pastoralists in Kenya, Sudan, Somalia, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Algeria (Western Sahara), Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Yemen, UAE, Iran. Recipient (2007) of the Award ”Distinguished Camel Scientist” by the College of Veterinary and Animal Science, Rajasthan University, Bikaner, India. Author of: Dioli, M. (2007). Pictorial Guide to Traditional Management, Husbandry and Diseases of the One-Humped Camel. Photographic CD-ROM. and of Schwartz, H. J., Dioli, M. (1992). The one-humped camel in Eastern Africa. A pictorial guide to diseases, health care and management. Margraf Scientific Book Berlin, 282pp.
Here is the link of his pictorial guide which is very useful for field camel work.
For more details; can contact Dr Dioli directly at email@example.com
Camels were introduced in the United States in different time period for work and armies. Camels were landed in different coasts of the US and were used mainly for work. U. S. Army explorer of the American West, Major George H. Crossman, recommended to Congress in 1836 that the Army should experiment with the use of camels since the chief desert problem for the traditional military animals was lack of water and forage. Camels could go longer without water than horses or mules.
As the other parts of the developed world, the camel role as beast of burden was diminished in the U.S. also and was kept by hobbyist and conservationist people for years. In the recent past, the camel products, especially milk was explored by scientists and was considered as natural therapy for various complex health issues. A move to use camel milk was initiated around the world and this task was pioneered by Dr Milli Hinkle in US.
Here some details about the work of Milli in her own words.
In previous article I told you about the camel work in Australia shared by Hannah Purs. Here are some more updates by her again. She wrote as;
Camel Introduction to Australia
Camels were introduced and adapted by Afghan cameleers in Australia. That time almost 20000 camels along with 2000 cameleers were brought to Australia for different purposes of work. The details can be seen in the link below.
Australia is blessed to be home to the world’s largest population of free roaming dromedary camels, animals that have been effectively quarantined against typical camel ailments found in the rest of the world since the early 1900s. In 2008 Desert Knowledge, an Alice Springs based organization, put together an estimate of wild camel numbers in Australia, they spread far and wide that there was around 1 million camels in Australia. Later on camel shooting suggestion came on the ground.
For details please go to the link;
Camel Milk for Australia
Camel milk is in such high demand in Australia that it was being resold at $200 a litre on Gumtree (on online trading site) in November 2014. There is anecdotal and scientific evidence suggesting that camel milk can be invaluable in treating a number of diseases; from autoimmune issues to diabetes and renal problems to autism to therapy for those with cancer. A camel milk project was then desigend and implemented to harvest this untapped resource of camel milk in Australia. This project has constantly reassessed its targets.
For details, please go to the link below.
In an email, she wrote further as concluding remarks as ‘