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Year : 2004  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 81-83

Effect of boron or calcium alone or in combination in hydrofluorosis in cattle


Department of Veterinary Medicine, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar-751 003, India

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S K Maiti
Department of Veterinary Medicine, Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology, Bhubaneshwar-751 003
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Boron (10 mg/kg.b.wt.), calcium (100 mg/kg b.wt.) and combination of boron (10 mg/kg b.wt.) and calcium (100 mg/kg.b.wt.) were evaluated for their alleviating effect during 90 days treatment in three groups of fluorotic cattle in endemic area. The therapeutic success was evaluated on the basis of recovery from clinical signs and decrease in serum and urinary fluoride level and alkaline phosphatase activity. Treatment with boron and calcium in combination for 90 days resulted quantitative and gradual reduction of serum and urinary fluoride and alkaline phosphatase level. However, no appreciable change was recorded in clinical signs in respect to teeth abnormalities. It is concluded that the boron ,calcium in combination at higher doses may have therapeutic value for management of endemic fluorosis in cattle.


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