Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Vinay Tikare, K. Jayakumar, N.B.Shridhar*, Suguna Rao, Indu Tripathi
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1Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary College, KVAFSU, Hebbal, Bangalore - 560 024, India
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Cite article:- Tikare Vinay, Jayakumar K., N.B.Shridhar*, Rao Suguna, Tripathi Indu (2023). TOXICITY STUDY OF FUSARIUM XYLARIOIDES INFECTED GROUNDNUT HAY IN CALVES. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 45(3): 180 - 185. doi: .
Toxicity study of groundnut hay infected with Fusarium xylarioides was conducted in calves. The fungi was isolated from the contaminated groundnut hay which caused mycotoxicosis in cattle which exhibited the clinical signs of  colic, tenesmus, ruminal atony , anorexia, bleeding from nostrils, rectum and fly bite site. The calves were fed with fungal infected groundnut hay at the dose level of 50, 75 and 100 g/kg daily for 7 days along with normal fodder.  Clinical signs observed were diarrhea, weakness, severe arching of back, swollen forehead and conjunctival hemorrhage. Cutaneous hemorrhagic patches on back, scrotum and abdomen region were seen. The calves lost balance on hind and forelimbs. There was a significant increase (P
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