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Saudi Arabia is opening the world’s largest camel hospital

By : Marwa Mahmoud

On Sunday, Qassim Gov. Prince Faisal bin Mishaal opened the world’s largest camel hospital in Buraidah. The Salam Veterinary Hospital will also have a modern research facility to diagnose camel-related diseases.

The governor said that the SR100 million initiatives is a national achievement and will help to boost veterinary services in the Kingdom.

He visited the facility’s advanced central laboratories fitted with moderate equipment to perform over 160 different forms of research.

Prince Faisal also toured sheds spread over a wide area that can handle 4,000 riding camels at the same time.

He was updated on the concept for the young camels section, the ICU, the CT scan section, and the surgical theatre. The hospital is constructed on an area of 70,000 square meters.

The aim of establishing a hospital is to bring about a transition in embryology and the traditional fertilization process for camels between 25 and 30 years of age. At present, seven young camels are produced each season. In addition, the hospital will contribute to increasing the rate of fetal production in camels from 100 fetuses to 700.