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FRATERNALDRoMEDARYTW|NS:ACASEREPoRT
ln the
present
report
the fraternal
twlns
r^ne male and
one
female)
were
born
to a
;;';o;;;s
dromedarv
remale
some
-3.5
vears
;;; [J"i"
or birth
zi s osl
in a small
town
^:hr;;;,
zs t<n',. u*uy
ttotn
Bikaner
(Fig 1) The
i;;;;;t"
born
without
any assisted,deltverv'
There
are indicationl
ot
polyovulalion,but
twins
are
very
rare
in camels-(Yagrl'
'1993)
The
inctdenceo{muttrpteovulationisreportedtobe
;; ;'
;;
;' iov;
( rt
-wi s hv' 1 ee-2)
!:l,tl:1 "'
o-'i::
;;ili" to.r
s o.+'/')
or triple
(0 13%)
pre-gnancres
in the
dromedarY
is much.l?Y"r.
In a
.iuugnl",nouse
studv
13'65%
of the
pregnant
camels
were
found
io'r-tuu"
double
ovulations
and
1.22o/o
had
triprJ
ovulations
(Musa
and
nOu"sineila,
1976;
Musa
and Abusineina
'
1976a''
Shalasn'1965and1987).Moreoverallofthe
multiple
p'.gnunti"s
were
{ound
in the first
trimester
of
gestation
(Musa
11d.lb"ineina'
1976a',Arthur
uno nt-nuf
im''1982;
Musa'
1983)'
The discrepancy
ln the numbet
of ovulations
anci
ii',"
nu*O"r
of foetuses
has been
ascribed
to
failure
of fertilisation
of one ovum
or an early
reduction
of twin
pregnancies
rn the camel
(Tibary
and
Annouassi
f"SgZ)
These
au,thors
had
evaluated
B4o
pregnancy
records
and
found that
malority
of twin
pregnancies
resut]3!;ither
tn a
reduction
to a srmpie
o'"gnunty'9t'lott
of both
the conceptions'
rne lnciOence
ot
live ?illh.:]:
"rtr"t"f
V
tare' There
are reported
female
twtns
in utero
but founo
onfy
ut an early
slage'
The
normal
development
oi toetus
was seen
in the
left horn
at 50 days
but foetus,,was
found
deqenerateO
'n
tnJ"ight
horn
(Alll:t
and Al-
Rafrim,
1982)'
Sucn
Jtt"'"ntt
was
ascribed
to lack of sufficient
nourishment
or lacK
of
;;*t;-sPace
tor 2 toetuses
to develoP
(Cristof ori et a/, 1 986)'
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