Toxicity studies of Cassia spectabilis DC in crossbred male cow calves


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  • N B SHRIDHARI
  • K NARAYANA

Keywords:

Calves, Cassia spectabilis, Toxicity

Abstract

To assess the toxic nature of the plant Cassia spectabilis, male crossbred cow calves were fed 20, 40 or 60 g/kg leaves ofCassia spectabilis for 5 days. There were no observable signs in 20 g/kg group. In 40 g/kg group, all the calves died within 15 days. While in 60 g/kg group, all calves died within 10 days. There was no change in blood serum creatinine, BUN and total protein concentrations in these calves but there was an increase in AST and ALT concentrations. There was no change in the haematological parameters in calves of all groups. At necropsy, there was catarrhal gastroenteritis and pericardia] petechia in 40 and 60 g/kg fed group. Degenerative changes were noted in liver and myocardium. The present study indicates that this plant is highly toxic.

 

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SHRIDHARI, N. B., & NARAYANA, K. (2007). Toxicity studies of Cassia spectabilis DC in crossbred male cow calves. The Indian Journal of Animal Sciences, 77(6). https://epubs.icar.org.in/index.php/IJAnS/article/view/5356