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Saudi Arabia Opens The World’s Largest Camel Hospital

It’s good news for the Kingdom’s national animal!

This week started off on a great note for camels in Saudi Arabia. Qassim Governor Prince Faisal bin Mishaal inaugurated on Sunday the world’s biggest camel hospital in the area of Buraidah.  

Part of the The Salam Veterinary Hospital is a  modern research facility to diagnose diseases related to camels. 

Considered a national achievement, the governor said that the project worth SR100 million will help enhance veterinary facilities in the Kingdom. 

The central laboratories have top-notch equipment to conduct over 160 different types of analyses. Prince Faisal toured around the huge space, which can accommodate 4,000 riding camels at the same time. There is even a young camels unit, hello baby camels! Stretched over 70,000 sq. meters, the hospital also houses ICUs, CT scan unites, and surgical theaters. The Salam Veterinary Hospital aims to shift in embryology and traditional fertilization processes of camels aging between 25 to 30 years, and raising the rate of fetal production in camels from 100 fetuses to 700.

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