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Terminalia arjuna Modulates Oxidative Stress in Buffaloes Exposed to Lead Contaminated Water and Feed

Subrat Kumar Dash, Shashi Nayyar, Sandeep Sodhi Kakkar and Rajesh Jindal

Department of Veterinary Physiology and Biochemistry, College of Veterinary Science, GADVASU, Ludhiana - 141 004, Punjab

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal May 2019 : 96 (5) - pages 17 to 20
(Received: September, 2018, Accepted: January, 2019)


Thirty buffaloes were divided into 3 groups of 10 each: Control-Clinically healthy buffaloes from the uncontaminated area with the blood lead level within the normal limit (0.04-0.24μg/ ml); Lead exposed- Buffaloes through contaminated water and fodder with blood lead level above the normal limit; Treatment group- Lead exposed buffaloes supplemented with Terminalia arjuna bark powder orally @ 42 mg/kg b.w./day for 30 days. Lead exposed buffaloes exhibited signicant (p>0.05) elevation in levels of malondialdehyde and protein carbonyls along with decreased level of reduced glutathione and decline in activities of superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, catalase and glucose- 6-phosphate dehydrogenase. Supplementation with Terminala arjuna bark powder partially ameliorated the oxidative stress.

Key Words: Buffaloes, lead, oxidative stress, Terminalia arjuna

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