Study on lead level in blood and tissue samples of buffaloes

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Arya Anil Amita Dubey Madhu Swamy Sachin Jain


A study was conducted to find the levels of lead in the blood, serum, liver and kidney of buffaloes and to assess the level of lead toxicity. For this, 14 samples of blood and serum from buffaloes reared at different industrial and rural areas of Jabalpur and 11 samples of liver and kidney tissues from buffaloes found dead during the study period in the same area, were collected, irrespective of age and sex and were analyzed for lead level estimation and for detailed histopathology. The samples were acid digested in a microwave digester and analyzed in Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometer for lead level estimation. One out of 14 animals showed lead level of more than 1 ppm in blood and serum which was highly toxic, while 86 percent of the samples had lead levels in the mild toxic range of 0.35 to 0.8 ppm.


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ANIL, Arya et al. Study on lead level in blood and tissue samples of buffaloes. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 40, n. 2, p. 363-368, june 2021. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 28 sep. 2022.
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