U.S. researchers study effects of disease, climate change on East African camel herds

By Julie Ferrell

Researchers at Iowa State University are studying the impact of major diseases and climate change on camel herds in East Africa.

Paul Plummer, assistant professor of veterinary diagnostic and production animal medicine, is conducting the work as part of the Camel Adaptation and Medicine in the East African Landscape Project, which was formed in the hopes of eventually providing more veterinary care and equipment in countries such as Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea and Sudan. Plummer is collaborating with ISU researchers Drs. Mike Yaeger and John Coatney on the project.



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