Every morning, as he has done for the past 10 years, Rameshwar brings his 15-year-old camel to the chaotic grain market on the outskirts of Jaipur in western India.
Rameshwar noticed that Arjun was eating less and less of his food, becoming uncharacteristically weak. He tried changing the type and amount of food he gave Arjun, but the camel grew thinner every day.
The elderly owner knew vets from SPANA frequently come to the grain market to give expert treatments to camels in need. He called to check with Dr Swami, who confirmed his team was coming that same afternoon.
The vets instantly got to work examining Arjun and, before long, they had concluded that his loss of appetite was most likely due to intestinal worms. They administered deworming treatments to eliminate the parasites, and gave Rameshwar some digestive powder to help Arjun process his food.