Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Clinical Review Volume 5 Issue 2

Common Plants of Punjab that Cause Photosensitization

Zarzo liani1, Gurleen Kaur1* and Lalhmangaihzuali2

1Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, India
2Scholar, Division of Animal Biochemistry, Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar, India

*Corresponding Author: Gurleen Kaur, Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana, India.

Received: December 13, 2022; Published: January 14, 2022


Photosensitization is an abnormal sensitivity of the skin upon exposure to sunlight. It can occur when the animals consume plants containing photodynamic agents which then get accumulated in animal’s mucous membranes. Often this problem occurs in Punjab during the summers and draught seasons when there is sufficient sunlight and more importantly, shortage of fodder as some of the plants mentioned are weeds which are not normally consumed by animals in considerable amount. In this article, we highlight some of the plants of Punjab causing potential photosensitization with the aim of making the farmers aware when their livestock is feeding on the said plants.

Keywords: Photosensitization; Photosensitivity; Dermatitis; Berseem; Lucerne; Plant Toxicity; Lantana Camara


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Citation: Gurleen Kaur., et al. “Common Plants of Punjab that Cause Photosensitization".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 5.2 (2023): 34-36.


Copyright: © 2023 Gurleen Kaur., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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