Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 1

Back Fat Layer Measurements by Ultrasonography in Camels - A Tool for Measuring the General Health Status

Asim Faraz1*, Syeda Maryam Hussain2, Annamaria Passantino3 and Michela Pugliese3

1Department of Livestock and Poultry Production, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan
2Department of Livestock Production and Management, Pir Mehr Ali Shah Arid Agriculture University Rawalpindi, Pakistan
3 Department of Veterinary Sciences, Polo Universitario Annunziata - Messina, University of Messina, Italy

*Corresponding Author: Asim Faraz, Department of Livestock and Poultry Production, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences, Bahauddin Zakariya University Multan, Pakistan. E-mail:

Received: November 16, 2021 Published: December 08, 2021


Since 1950’s ultrasound has been used extensively for measurements in different parts of the body, but the early techniques were very labor-intensive and slow. In 1970, the technology has been improved by the introduction of scanogram and SVC scanner. Recently by using new generations of the portable equipment that are originally designed for medical purposes, the real-time ultrasonic scanning (RTUS) has offered the potential to produce accurate and quick measurements at lower cost. The applications were described in livestock industry of North America. The computed tomography was proposed as the standard method for quantifying abdominal adiposity since 1990. There has been substantial variability in the relative accuracy while measuring the back-fat thickness by ultrasound so require a well-trained examiner and specific equipment. Ultrasonography is a very simple and reliable technique for measuring visceral and subcutaneous fat. In addition to this, ultrasonography is a quick and non-invasive technique having very good reproducibility rates with intra-examination variation less than 1% and lower costs than computed tomography scans. It is very first time in Pakistan, the back-fat layer measurement was measured by ultrasonography in camel herd where slaughtering can’t be performed in breeding stock. This paper will be a useful addition in the field of camel science.

Keywords: Camel; Ultrasonography; Back Fat Layer; Desert; Pastoral


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Citation: Asim Faraz., et al. “Back Fat Layer Measurements by Ultrasonography in Camels - A Tool for Measuring the General Health Status". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.1 (2022): 34-37.


Copyright: © 2022 Asim Faraz., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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