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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(9): 3679-3683
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.454


Phorate (10%) Poisoning and its Medical Management in a Buffalo
Saravanan1*, PK. Ramkumar1, K. Kannan1, M. Venkatesan2,Yogeshpriya2, P. Selvaraj3 and S. Senthilkumar1
1Veterinary Clinical Complex, 2Department of Veterinary Medicine, Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, TamilNadu, India
3Veterinary College and Research Institute, TamilNadu Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (TANUVAS), Orathanadu, Thanjavur, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Phorate is an Organophosphorus insecticide which is widely used in agricultural practice. A 4.5 years old female crossbred buffalo was brought to Large Animal Medicine Referral Clinic, VCC, VCRI, Orathanadu with the history of accidental grazing on pesticide sprayed agriculture field. Buffalo was in lateral recumbency, open mouth breathing with severe respiratory distress, profused salivation, constricted pupils, muscle fasciculation, hyperexcitability, tachycardia, tachypnea and suspended rumination with bloat were observed. The sprayed pesticide sample was found to be Phorate. Treatment was initiated with Inj. Atropine sulphate @ 2 mg/kg bwt (1/4th IV & 3/4th IM) followed by Inj. 2-PAM @ 25mg/kg bwt IV along with other supportive therapy. Animal started to show clinical improvements after initiation of therapy like cessation of salivation, normal respiration, reduction in muscle fasciculation and normal behaviour, Animal become stabilized after 1 hr of treatment. The Present case was diagnosed as Phorate poisoning, showed uneventful recovery on early diagnosis and its early therapeutic intervention.


Keywords: Phorate, Buffalo, Atropine sulphate, 2-PAM
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Saravanan, M., P. K. Ramkumar, K. Kannan, M. Venkatesan, S. Yogeshpriya, P. Selvaraj and Senthilkumar, S. 2020. Phorate (10%) Poisoning and its Medical Management in a BuffaloInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(9): 3679-3683. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.909.454