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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 7, Issue:10, October, 2018

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
Index Copernicus ICV 2018: 95.39
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(10): 1148-1151

Clinical Management of Spontaneous Leucaena leucocephala (Subabul) Poisoning in Non Descriptive Goat
S. Vijayakumar1 and P. Srinivasan2
1Department of Animal Husbandry, Erode, Tamil Nadu, India
2Department of Veterinary Pathology, Veterinary College and Research Institute, Namakkal, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Two three month old female non descriptive kids were presented to Pudupalayam Veterinary dispensary, Department of Animal husbandry, Erode, Tamil Nadu with history of anorexia, generalized alopecia and slight throat enlargement during the month of May 2016. Affected part of skin was thin, dry, hard and showed increased sensitiveness to palpation. Laboratory investigation of skin scraping and faecal samples revealed no organisms of etiological significance. On further investigation it was observed that the animal was fed with subabul (Leucaena leucocephala) plant as a major diet for period of two month. The animals were treated with Vitamin A, D3 and E, Liver tonic, and supplement with mineral mixture. Diagnosis of Leucaena leucocephala poisoning was made based on the clinical history, typical lesion of diffuse alopecia and disappearance of lesion after withdrawal of subabul as feed for a period of one week along with the above said treatment. Subabul can be used as feed materials without any adverse effects if the diet contain less than 30-40 per cent and it was properly treated and supplemented with mineral mixture.

Keywords: Leucaena leucocephala, Mimosine, Goat, Diagnosis and Clinical management

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Vijayakumar, S. and Srinivasan, P. 2018. Clinical Management of Spontaneous Leucaena leucocephala (Subabul) Poisoning in Non Descriptive Goat.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(10): 1148-1151. doi:
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