Tuareg ethnodiagnostic. Skill of camel diseases in Agadez area (Niger)

Antoine-Moussiaux Nicolas, Faye Bernard, Vias Gilles F.. 2005. Tuareg ethnodiagnostic. Skill of camel diseases in Agadez area (Niger). Journal of Camel Practice and Research, 12 (2) : pp. 85-93.

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Abstract : For generations, nomad herders have been learning to manage herd health, particularly in dromedary because of its high value. They have thus acquired a very comprehensive knowledge of camel's illness signs and have developed their own nomenclature. The present study aims at the description, scientific identification and recognition of this ethnoveterinary knowledge by means of an investigation carried out in Tuareg populations living in the neighbourhoods of Agadez (Niger). The dominant pathologies cited by herders for being the most alarming are gastro-intestinal helminthiasis (izni), camel calf diarrhoea (efay), tick infestations of camel calves (igardan), camel pox (erk eshik), sarcoptic mange (ajud) and bronchopneumonia (taza). Poorly identified nosologic entities are also reported. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Dromadaire, Maladie des animaux, Diagnostic, Comportement, Population rurale, Maladie de la peau

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Niger

Mots-clés complémentaires : Ethnie, Touareg

Classification Agris : L73 - Animal diseases

Axe stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2005-2013) - Santé animale et maladies émergentes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Antoine-Moussiaux Nicolas, Université de Liège (BEL)
  • Faye Bernard, CIRAD-EMVT-DIR (FRA)
  • Vias Gilles F., ONG KARKARA (NER)

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