TOXICITY STUDY OF FUSARIUM XYLARIOIDES INFECTED GROUNDNUT HAY IN CALVES

Article Id: ARCC803 | Page : 180 - 185
Citation :- TOXICITY STUDY OF FUSARIUM XYLARIOIDES INFECTED GROUNDNUT HAY IN CALVES.Indian Journal Of Animal Research.2011.(45):180 - 185
Vinay Tikare, K. Jayakumar, N.B.Shridhar*, Suguna Rao and Indu Tripathi sridhar_vet@rediffmail.com
Address : Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, Veterinary College, KVAFSU, Hebbal, Bangalore - 560 024, India

Abstract

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

Keywords

Toxicity Groundnut hay Calf Fusarium xylarioides.

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