Indian Journal of Animal Research

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Indian Journal of Animal Research, volume 54 issue 7 (july 2020) : 924-926

Spontaneous clinical toxicosis with Abrus precatorious Seeds in a dairy cow

S. Yogeshpriya, P. Selvaraj, M. Saravanan, K. Jayalakshmi, M. Venkatesan
1Department of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Orathanadu-614 625, Tamilnadu, India.
Cite article:- Yogeshpriya S., Selvaraj P., Saravanan M., Jayalakshmi K., Venkatesan M. (2019). Spontaneous clinical toxicosis with Abrus precatorious Seeds in a dairy cow. Indian Journal of Animal Research. 54(7): 924-926. doi: 10.18805/ijar.B-3853.
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.
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