Formerly International Journal of Basic and Applied Agricultural Research

Lead toxicity in cattle: A case report

NEERAJ KUMAR, MANISH KUMAR VERMA, MUNISH BATRA and ANKIT NAGAR
Pantnagar Journal of Research, Volume - 19, Issue - 2 ( May-August, 2021)

Published: 2021-09-01

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Abstract


An approximately 5-year-old crossbred female cattle weighing about 250 kg, from Kashipur (Uttarakhand) was reported of having digestive problems, in-coordination and weakness since last 5 days. Blood and faecal samples were collected for further diagnosis. Flame atomic absorption spectrometry (F-AAS) revealed significant levels of lead (0.37 ppm) in the blood sample. Calcium-disodium EDTA, multivitamin and supportive therapy was given to the animal. After seven days of treatment, there was a notable improvement in the condition of animal. All the clinical signs returned to normal after two weeks of medication, and the animal recovered completely.


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