Screening of oxalate content in soybean crop residue for livestock feeding
Balaji Ambore, Avinash Rode, Narayan Dakshinkar, Sudhir Kawitkar And Dinesh Patil
The incidences of renal toxicity and hypocalcaemia have been observed due to consumption of a substantial quantity of oxalic acid containing plants. The incidents like oxalate poisoning were reported from some of the parts of Maharashtra due to feeding of soybean crop residue (SCR). In view of this, it was decided to generate database on oxalate content of SCR. For this purpose, the SCR samples were collected from the major soybean cultivation area of Maharashtra State and were analysed for its oxalate content. The clinical findings in animals receiving SCR for more than two weeks as a major roughage component of ration indicated moderate to severe constipation, in some cases colic and in the later stage exhibited semisolid consistency of faeces. Similarly, decrease in milk production and poor body condition in adult animals while depression, stunted growth, emaciation, rough body coat, grinding of teeth, decreased rumen motility with pelleted faeces and hypothermia was noted in calves. The analysis revealed highest concentration of oxalate in soybean crop residue from Jalna (1.64 ± 0.03) and Buldhana (1.61 ± 0.03) districts while the lowest concentration was found in Latur (1.16 ± 0.13) and Nagpur (1.11 ± 0.08) districts of Maharashtra.
How to cite this article:
Balaji Ambore, Avinash Rode, Narayan Dakshinkar, Sudhir Kawitkar And Dinesh Patil. Screening of oxalate content in soybean crop residue for livestock feeding. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(7):89-92.