Vol. 6, Issue 6 (2017)
Ameliorative effect of Tamarindus indica l. leaf powder on haemato-biochemical and oxidative stress parameters in Fluorotic cattle
P Samal, RC Patra, D Jena, J Parida, D Mohapatra and AR Gupta
The present experiment was conducted for the evaluation of the ameliorative effect of tamarind leaf powder (Tamarindus indica L.) in fluorotic cattle reared in vicinity of aluminium smelter plant. Thirty cattle with body weight around 250kg exhibiting chronic signs of fluorosis and ten healthy cattle from non fluorotic area were incorporated in the study. Fluorotic cattle were divided into three groups consisting of 10 cattle each. Group I from fluoride free area served as healthy control. The group II received no treatment and served as disease control. Group III and group IV was supplemented with tamarind leaf powder @15g and 30 g/day along with feed for a period of 60 days. Haemato-biochemical parameters along with erythrocytic oxidative stress parameters like catalase (CAT), superoxide dismutase (SOD) and lipid peroxidation (LPO) were evaluated in cattle of different groups. Significant alterations in haemato-biochemical parameters were observed in fluorotic cattle as compared to healthier ones. Marked increase in lipid peroxidation and decrease in catalase and superoxide dismutase activities was noted in fluorotic cattle as compared to healthy cattle. Supplementation of tamarind leaf powder @ 15 mg and 30 mg per kg per animal restored the haemato-biochemical parameters and reduced oxidative load after 60 days of experimental period. In conclusion the present study found that dried powder of Tamarindus indica leaf has ameliorative potential on management of fluorosis in cattle.
How to cite this article:
P Samal, RC Patra, D Jena, J Parida, D Mohapatra, AR Gupta. Ameliorative effect of Tamarindus indica l. leaf powder on haemato-biochemical and oxidative stress parameters in Fluorotic cattle. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(6):92-97.