Spontaneous clinical toxicosis with Abrus precatorious Seeds in a dairy cow

DOI: 10.18805/ijar.B-3853    | Article Id: B-3853 | Page : 924-926
Citation :- Spontaneous clinical toxicosis with Abrus precatorious Seeds in a dairy cow.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2020.(54):924-926
S. Yogeshpriya, P. Selvaraj, M. Saravanan, K. Jayalakshmi and M. Venkatesan dryogeshpriya@gmail.com
Address : Department of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu-614 625, Tamilnadu, India.
Submitted Date : 4-06-2019
Accepted Date : 11-07-2019


A first lactation dairy cow was presented with the history of accidental consumption of Abrus precatorius seed with clinical signs of blood tinged feces and anorexia since a day. Rumen fluid evaluation revealed sluggish protozoal motility with a pH of 7.0. Hematology revealed moderate reduction in leukocyte count (3.05×103/cmm) and total erythrocyte count (4.9×106/cmm). Biochemical analysis revealed hypoproteinemia (4.2g /dl), mild Hypocalcemia (ionized calcium- 0.90 mmol/L), hypochloraemia (98 mmol/L) and hyponatremia (131.4 mmol/L). Electrocardiography was unremarkable. Animal treated with supportive care based on fluid therapy with Multielctrolyte solution.


Abrus seeds Poisoning Rumen fluid


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