Part 1 The biology of the camel, H.J. Schwartz: evolution and general biology; adaptation to arid environments; feeding behaviour and nutritional physiology. Part 2 Productivity and productive potential of the camel, H.J. Schwartz and M.G.H. Walsh: products and performances; productivity; productive potential. Part 3 Management and handling of the camel, M. Dioli et al: reproduction of the camel; conformation; age determination; weight determination; traditional management practices - watering, working, milking and weaning, restraint, bleeding, castration, health care and treatments, slaughtering; modern management practices - handling, general inspection, physical examination and diagnostic procedures, drug administration and drug management, good nursing care. Part 4 Important camel diseases, M. Dioli and R. Stimmelmayr: generalized conditions - pox, contagious ecthyma, papillomatosis, trypanosomiasis, haemorrhagic septicemia; diseases of the gastro-intestinal system; the respiratory diseases complex; ectoparasites - sarcoptic mange, dermatomycosis, skin necrosis, ticks, flies; abcesses, wounds and lesions; diseases and disorders of the nervous system - rabies, tetanus, wry neck syndrome, facial paralysis, plant poisoning; ocular diseases. Part 5 Necropsy guide, R. Stimmelmayr and M. Dioli: necropsy performance; brief introduction to the anatomy of the camel; common necropsy findings; necropsy examination sheet. Appendix: a study of tick infestation in four nomadic camel herds in northern Kenya, M. Dioli.