Clinical studies of Lantana camara (L.) poisoning in buffalo calves, with special reference to its effects on rumen motility

Dhillon, K.S.; Paul, B.S.

Indian Journal of Animal Sciences 41(10): 945-948


ISSN/ISBN: 0367-8318
Accession: 000042783

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The toxic effects of Lantana camara (L.) leaves with particular reference to their effect on gastrointestinal motility in buffalo calves are reported. The aqueous extract of L. camara leaves suspended in water produced signs of poisoning. Gastrointestinal motility was depressed in affected animals and caused severe constipation. Other signs of poisoning were of hepatotoxic nature with icterous discolouration of conjuctiva and bile pigments in urine. There was not much difference in type of signs between calves given 125 and 250 g powdered dry leaves. but death was earlier in the latter.