Effects of microcystins toxins contaminated drinking water on hepatic problems in animals (cows and buffalos) and toxins removal chemical method

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M. Badar Fatima Batool Safder Shah Khan Irshad Khokhar M.K. Qamar Ch. Yasir

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In present study, it is investigated the toxins in drinking water samples due to microbe’s activities, very harmful health effect on humans and animals and especially their liver functions can disturb badly. Liver and kidneys problems in cows and buffalos have a major economic impact on the beef and milk processing business for the reason that liver disease problem can shrunk body size and animal performance. For this purpose draw the blood samples of both cows and buffaloes for LFTs (liver function tests) and RFTs (renal function tests) medical laboratory test.This study had the documentary proof the bad health of large animals (cows and buffaloes) that was due to microcystins toxins effects, these findings in case of cows and buffaloes with hepatic problems, collected the 116 samples of buffaloes and 116 of cows, but 82.2% and 87.93% seen as positive in range for microcystins, respectively. In details, animal samples was 116 collected including 50 (43.1% of total sample) cows and 66 (56.8% of total sample) buffaloes but find 47 out of 50 (94%) of cows and 63 out of 66 (95.45%) buffaloes suffered from liver diseases were investigated. Liver swellings were confirmed by performing the LFTs biochemical tests profile of liver and disease sign and symptoms. Water sources treatment is only solution of these problems; in this case we use the coagulation process with ferric chloride solution of different doses. In this study, it has proved that microcystins are removed using the concentration of ferric chloride dose is 16 mg/l. Liver function tests were also played very important role to know the actual working positions of liver function, so values of Rfts indicated the abnormalities of liver in cows and buffaloes due to continues taking the microcystin toxins from water and food sources.

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BADAR, M. et al. Effects of microcystins toxins contaminated drinking water on hepatic problems in animals (cows and buffalos) and toxins removal chemical method. Buffalo Bulletin, [S.l.], v. 36, n. 1, p. 43-56, mar. 2017. ISSN 2539-5696. Available at: <https://kuojs.lib.ku.ac.th/index.php/BufBu/article/view/684>. Date accessed: 18 may 2021.
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