Volume No. 7 Issue No.: 1A Page No.: 426-430 July-September 2012

 

INCIDENCE OF DENTAL FLUOROSIS IN DOMESTIC ANIMALS OF SHIVPURI, MADHYA PRADESH, INDIA

 

Narwaria Y.S.* and Saksena D.N.

Aquatic Biology Laboratory, School of Studies in Zoology, Jiwaji University, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh (INDIA)

 

Received on : May 25,2012

 

ABSTRACT

 

Fluoride is a chemical element that has been shown to cause significant effects on human and animal health through drinking water and food. It has been main cause of dental and skeletal fluorosis in man and cattle. Fluoride exposure is of great significance and has been shown to affect the body’s fluoride content and thus increasing the risks of fluoride-prone diseases. Karera block of Shivpuri district is facing the problem of ground water fluoride contamination. In the present investigation, fluoride in drinking water was determined in the water sources of 10 villages and incidence of dental fluorosis in domestic animals were studied. The fluoride concentration ranged from 1.65±0.0047 mg-1 in Hazinagar to 3.91±0.0072 mg-1 in Dumduma village. 41.34% adult buffaloes, 40.0% adult cows and 36.12% immature buffaloes and 36.72% cows were found to have dental fluorosis with light to deep yellowish brown teeth, striated and horizontal lines starting from the base of teeth.

 

Keywords : Fluoride content in water, Dental fluorosis, Domestic animals, Karera block, Shivpuri

 

 

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