Gross Pathology of Sorghum bicolor Poisoning in Bovines


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  • S.G.Chavhan Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Udgir Dist. Latur, Maharashtra-413517 Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU), Nagpur, Maharashtra-440001 Email: drsam24183@gmail.com Contact: 9421338612/9284555319
  • R.K.Jadhav Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Medicine, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Udgir Dist. Latur, Maharashtra-413517 Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU), Nagpur, Maharashtra-440001 Email: jadhavrk11@gmail.com
  • S.P.Awandkar Assistant Professor &Sectional Head, Department of Veterinary Microbiology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Udgir Dist. Latur, Maharashtra-413517 Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU), Nagpur, Maharashtra-440001 Email: drspawandkar@gmail.com
  • B.M.Kondre Assistant Professor &Sectional Head, Department of Veterinary Pathology, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Udgir Dist. Latur, Maharashtra-413517 Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU), Nagpur, Maharashtra-440001 Email: bmkondre@gmail.com
  • R.C.Kulkarni Assistant Professor, Department of Poultry Science, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Udgir Dist. Latur, Maharashtra-413517 Maharashtra Animal and Fishery Sciences University (MAFSU), Nagpur, Maharashtra-440001 Email: kramvet23@gmail.com

https://doi.org/10.62757/IVA.2024.101.2.27-29

Keywords:

Sorghum bicolor, Prussic Acid, Hydrocyanic Acid, Poisoning, Postmortem Lesions

Abstract

A necropsy of buffalo and cattle calves were performed at the site of death on emergency call from animal owner with history of ad libitum grazing on immature Sorghum bicolor plantlets. The affected animals showed clinicals signs mainly such as respiratory distress, staggering gait and muscular tremors before death. The necropsy revealed presence of bright cherry red discolouration of various organs. Ruminal content and crushed Sorghum bicolor leaves from grazed field found positive for hydrocyanic acid by sodium picrate paper test. The confirm history, clinical signs, necropsy and laboratory findings confirmed the diagnosis of Sorghum bicolor poisoning.

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Submitted

2024-02-22

Published

2024-02-23 — Updated on 2024-02-26

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S.G.Chavhan, R.K.Jadhav, S.P.Awandkar, B.M.Kondre, & R.C.Kulkarni. (2024). Gross Pathology of Sorghum bicolor Poisoning in Bovines. The Indian Veterinary Journal, 101(2), 27-29. https://doi.org/10.62757/IVA.2024.101.2.27-29 (Original work published 2024)