RIYADH: The world’s biggest camel hospital inaugurated in Saudi Arabia which will also have a modern research facility to diagnose diseases related to camels.
Qassim Governor Prince Faisal bin Mishaal inaugurated the Salam Veterinary Hospital in Buraidah. He said the project worth 100 million riyals is a national achievement and will help enhance veterinary facilities in the Kingdom.
Prince Faisal toured the facility’s specialised central laboratories equipped with modern devices to conduct over 160 different types of analyses. He also toured sheds that can accommodate 4,000 riding camels at the same time.
The governor was briefed on the model for the young camels unit, ICU, CT scan unit, and the surgical theatres. The hospital is constructed on an area of 70,000 sq. meters.
The goal for establishing the hospital is to bring about a shift in embryology and the traditional fertilisation process of camels whose age ranges between 25 to 30 years.
The camels produce seven offspring per season. Additionally, the hospital will contribute to raising the rate of fetal production in camels from 100 fetuses to 700.