Mouldy maize grain and fodder poisoning in goats in Kathmandu valley Nepal

Published on: 08/24/2009
Author/s : Kedar Karki, Purnima Manandhar, Salina Manandhar, Praggya Koirala

Abstract:An outbreaks of a syndrome of unknown etiology associated with the feeding of moldy maize grain and green fodder to the male goat in a herd of 2000 meant for sale for Dashahara festival during the month of October-2008 in Kathmandu valley of which 52 goats suddenly became ill with symptoms of anorexia, apathy, diarrhea and ruminal stasis .On clinical examination based on history these goa...

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August 24, 2009
to prevent such cases it is recommended to protect grain and feedstuffs from detoriation after harvest. Organic acids in dry or liquid form have shown best results to protect feed ingredients.
In Europe, organic acids and its salts (Kofa Grain pH5) are used to store even high moisture grain with moisture content of up to 30° for a whole year with excellent results. More information can be found on Addcon´s website.
Ganesh Kumar Dahal Ganesh Kumar Dahal
Managing Director MDH Pharmaceuticals Pvt.Ltd.
August 25, 2009
Any impairment of liver function will lead to sub-clinical /clinical related disorders.
When ever there is cellular damage, levels in serum SGPT is of diagnostic value.
SGPT are shown to be high in Aflatoxicosis Fatty liver conditions, Passive venous congestion and Ascitis.

Since SGPT is liver specific, the damages to the liver if any can be judged by checking the SGPT values.

A dual approach to curb the menace of mycotoxins, inhibiting the growth of mould in raw materials of compound feed through Chemisorption action and Decontamination by adsorption method is highly acclaimed by majority of Veterinary Scientist by using Hydrated Sodium Calcium Aluminosilicate which are best active in vivo. Activated HSCAS works by binding the toxins once they reach the intestines so that they will be not absorbed by intestine.

TURBOSIL is a specially activated HSCAS with synergistically blend of sodium oxide, calcium oxide, iron oxide, magnesium oxide and other mineral oxide. It is treated by process of acidification which gives pH values less than pH 5. This unique traits makes TURBOSIL a selected chemisorbant & detoxifier which is available in Nepal market.
Ben Kimoro Ben Kimoro
M. SC. Animal Science (Ruminant Nutrition)
August 26, 2009
Most of the work done on mycotoxicosis is in the developed countries. However, based on the climatic conditions (warm & humid), the areas most likely to be affected by this problem are in the tropics & sub-tropics. It is therefore not surprising that the goats were affected in this manner. My humble request is for companies producing products that are used in combating mycotoxicosis problems to invest resources in research on the effectiveness of the same on etiological agents producing mycotoxins as well as in trying to characterize the types of fungi that lead to this problem. This will then address the rampant problems that mycotoxins have created but to which out of lack of information or otherwise, have been ignored.
Dr. Karki Kedar Dr. Karki Kedar
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
August 27, 2009
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