Case Report
Volume 5 Issue 2 - 2020
Successful Treatment of Lantana camara Poisoning in Sheep
Tawheed Ahmad Shafi1*, Siddiqui MFMF1, Sakhre MP1, Syed AM2, Borikar ST1 and Digraskar SU1
1Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, MAFSU, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
2Teaching Veterinary Clinical Complex, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, MAFSU, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India
*Corresponding Author: Tawheed Ahmad Shafi, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, MAFSU, Parbhani, Maharashtra, India.
Received: December 18, 2019; Published: January 30, 2020


Two adult ewes were presented to Department of Veterinary Medicine, College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Parbhani (India), with a history of edema and scratching of the ears, dullness, depression and shade seeking behavior. As per owner’s revelation the sheep had grazed in a field containing plenty of Lantana camara plants and have ingested a lot, accidently. The clinical investigations revealed swelling and reddening of the ears to be more marked at the base of ear lobes and also at upper eye brows. The sheep were severely depressed, anorexic, with lesions of photosensitization along the supine region of the body. Mucus membranes were severely congested and icteric. The physiological parameters were within the normal range. Lantana camara poison mainly targets liver and kidney. The sheep were treated with 20% dextrose solution, multivitamins, liver extracts, ciprofloxacin, liquid paraffin orally and topical antibiotic cream for three days. Both the sheep responded well to the treatment regimen.

Keywords: Lantana camara; Photosensitization; Icteric; Dextrose; Liver Extracts


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