Vol. 7, Issue 4 (2018)
Clinical management of carbofuran poisoning in a Haliastur indus (Brahminy Kite)
D Sravanthi, P Thiruselvame, P Vijayalakshmi, D Selvi and VN Rao
A medium sized Brahminy kite was presented to the Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, Pondicherry by a pedestrian with the history of exposure to Furadan 3G® (Carbofuran) originally used on agriculture field as pesticide. The bird was presented with dullness, increased serous secretions from nostrils, muscle twitch, curled toe, ataxia, crop stasis and head drop. Clinical examination revealed cloacal temperature - 41.6 °C, heart rate - 147 bpm and severe respiratory distress. The bird was treated with Inj. Atropine sulphate 0.5 mg/kg b. wt. i.m, Inj. Dexamethasone 2 mg i.m and administered activated charcoal 1gm orally as a drench. There was slight improvement in the condition the same day. Further it was supported with Inj. Tribivet (B-complex vitamins) 0.5 ml i.m on the next day. The bird recovered with the treatment provided and the same was released in to the forest area subsequently.
How to cite this article:
D Sravanthi, P Thiruselvame, P Vijayalakshmi, D Selvi, VN Rao. Clinical management of carbofuran poisoning in a Haliastur indus (Brahminy Kite). Pharma Innovation 2018;7(4):655-656.