Center for Agriculture Project

Al Qurayyāt, Saudi Arabia

Center for Agriculture Project

Al Qurayyāt, Saudi Arabia

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Konuspayeva G.,Al-Farabi Kazakh National University | Konuspayeva G.,Center for Agriculture Project | Camier B.,French National Institute for Agricultural Research | Gaucheron F.,French National Institute for Agricultural Research | And 2 more authors.
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture | Year: 2014

Cheese from camel milk was never produced by traditional way. However, Hansen© (Denmark) delivered recently new coagulant agent named "Chy-Max M" containing transgenic camel chymosine. In the present study, impact of calcium, lactation stage and curd acidification were investigated. Camel milk was shared into 6 samples (100g each) submitted to 3 types of treatment (1. calcium chloride solution (500 g/L diluted 1/10 water); 2. powder of calcium phosphate; 3. no calcium) and 2 temperatures (20°C/36°C). Rennet 50 μL/L (Chy-Max) was added in all samples. Milk coagulation was faster at 36°C and renneting pH lower. No difference in clotting time and curd firmness after calcium addition was observed. The curd firmness at 36°C was stronger than at 20°C. For measuring impact of lactation stage, coagulation capacity and curd yield on milk was tested in milk provided by one camel from 12th to 25th day postpartum. Milk was coagulated by Chy-Max (50 μL/L/20°C). No coagulation was observed in the first days of experiment. Then curd start to be formed, but with low yield. The curd was correct and ready to use for cheese making only from the 20th day post-partum. Acidification of camel cheese curd without starters was measured at 20°C and 36°C during 10 hours. Milk pH and curd pH were measured during all cheese processing. At the beginning, milk pH was 6.38 whatever the temperature. Acidification was faster at 36°C than at 20°C. At the time of coagulation, pH of 20°C curd was 5.80 vs 5.08 at 36°C.


Faye B.,Center for Agriculture Project | Faye B.,CIRAD - Agricultural Research for Development | Althamma O.,Camel and Range Research Center | Musaad A.,Camel and Range Research Center | And 3 more authors.
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture | Year: 2014

The effect of inoculation of selenium solution to pregnant camels was investigated to assess the impact on selenium status of the new-born and on the selenium concentration in milk. In the trial included 2 groups of 8 camels, the treated one receiving a single injection of selenium solution at the end of pregnancy. In blood, no difference was observed between control and treated group before injection. A significant difference was observed at delivery as well in dam (33.3 vs 44.7 ng/mL respectively) as in calf (28.5 vs 47.6 ng/mL respectively). In milk, the selenium was also significantly in higher concentration in treated group (93 ± 49 ng/mL) than in control one (59 ± 19 ng/mL) at the delivery time. Zinc concentration in milk was positively correlated to selenium content. The improvement of selenium status by a single injection was slight and more efficient supplementation ways could be proposed to the camel farmers.


Nurseitova M.,Al-Farabi Kazakh National University | Konuspayeva G.,Al-Farabi Kazakh National University | Konuspayeva G.,Center for Agriculture Project | Jurjanz S.,University of Lorraine
Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture | Year: 2014

The aims of the work compare similarly the yield and the composition. In this work determined the Camel milk composition (fat content, dry matter, density) and milk yield of Dromedaries, Bactrians and Hybrids in South- Kazakhstan condition in same farm, same time and repeated same animals. The milk sampled of 20 camel's milk, where 6 Bactrians (B), 5 dromedaries (D), 2 hybrids F1 Iner (I), 4 hybrids F1' Nar (N), and finally 3 hybrids F2 Kospak (K) with repeated 3 times (days). The milk of Bactrian camels contained significantly more DM and the same tendency was noted for the fat content. In the same time, the milk yield tended to be lower even if no signification threshold was reached. Contrarily, the milk of dromedaries was not so rich in absence of any significant difference to F1 and F2 hybrids except an increased density. F1 hybrids (Nar-maya and Inermaya) had a slight but not significant tendency of increased milk yield but a more or less reduced contents and density. This difference seems to be extenuated for F2 (Kospak) animals. The effect of calving year was illustrated by significantly lower milk yields in the second year of lactation (3.8 versus 2.8 L/d, P<0.05), slightly increased contents of fat (4.9 versus 4.2 g/L, P<0.10) and Dry matter (14.0 and 13.8 g/L, NS) and also density (1030.0 versus 1032.3 g/L).


PubMed | Center for Agriculture Project, University of Hong Kong and King Faisal University
Type: | Journal: Transboundary and emerging diseases | Year: 2015

Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) is an existential threat to global public health. The virus has been repeatedly detected in dromedary camels (Camelus dromedarius). Adult animals in many countries in the Middle East as well as in North and East Africa showed high (>90%) seroprevalence to the virus. Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus isolated from dromedaries is genetically and phenotypically similar to viruses from humans. We summarize current understanding of the ecology of MERS-CoV in animals and transmission at the animal-human interface. We review aspects of husbandry, animal movements and trade and the use and consumption of camel dairy and meat products in the Middle East that may be relevant to the epidemiology of MERS. We also highlight the gaps in understanding the transmission of this virus in animals and from animals to humans.

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