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A Report on Intoxication Due to Ingestion of Shoots of Mimosa Invisa in Six Cattle and Two Goats

K. Mohanambal, P. A. Ammu, G. Vijayakumar1, S. Sivaraman and B. Sudakara Reddy

Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal - 637 002, TANUVAS, Tamil Nadu

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal June 2019 : 96 (6) - pages 39 to 40
(Received: December, 2018, Accepted: February, 2019)


Three Cattle from a ock were presented to the Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, Hospital with the history of mortality of 3 cows and 2 goats, after taking poisonous plant and 3 animals (one recumbent cattle, 2 calves) were showing dullness, not taking feed and water, swelling in neck region, passing scanty dung and voiding blackish diarrhea. Clinical examination revealed sunken eye balls, jowl edema, brisket edema, dyspnoea. Owner brought the toxic plant along with ailing animals. Phytomorphology conrms Mimosa invisa toxicity. Haematology reveals low hemoglobin and serum biochemistry showed elevated creatinine and blood urea nitrogen. All the three animals were symptomatically treated with Ringers lactate, amoxycillin with cloxacillin, frusemide, metronidazole for 3 days. Two calves responded well to the treatment and one Cattle died in spite of treatment.

Key Words: Cattle, Mimosa invisa, sunken eye balls, jowl edema, creatinine

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