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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 1774-1782
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.203


Heavy Metal Concentrations with Regard to Inter-Species Variation in Cattle and Buffalo Milk Collected from Different Areas of North Gujarat
Rashmika R. Desai, Hitesh B. Patel, Ratn Deep Singh*, Vaidehi N. Sarvaiya,Mahesh M. Pawar and Shailesh K. Mody
Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, College of Veterinary Science & A. H., Sardarkrushinagar Dantiwada Agricultural University,Sardarkrushinagar- 385506, Banaskantha, India
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Abstract:

In the present study, heavy metal residual concentrations of cadmium (Cd), lead (Pb) and copper (Cu) in cattle and buffalo milk samples collected from three districts of the Northern part of Gujarat state were determined. A total of 800 samples were collected during the entire study in summer and winter seasons. Heavy metal (Cd, Pb and Cu) residues in milk samples were determined by the Atomic Absorption Spectrometry (AAS) technique. The average values of Cd, Pb and Cu in the milk of cattle were found to be 0.033 ± 0.002, 0.121 ± 0.014 and 0.097 ± 0.012 mg/L, respectively. Similar values for buffalo milk were 0.030 ± 0.002, 0.139 ± 0.015 and 0.168 ± 0.036 mg/L, respectively. The inter-species comparison between cattle and buffalo demonstrated the higher level of Cd, Pb and Cu in buffalo milk. There was non-significant difference in the level of heavy metals in the milk of cattle and buffalo.


Keywords: Heavy metals, Inter-species variation, Cattle, Buffalo, North Gujarat, Atomic absorption spectrophotometer
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Rashmika R. Desai, Hitesh B. Patel, Ratn Deep Singh, Vaidehi N. Sarvaiya, Mahesh M. Pawar and Shailesh K. Mody. 2018. Heavy Metal Concentrations with Regard to Inter-Species Variation in Cattle and Buffalo Milk Collected from Different Areas of North Gujarat.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 1774-1782. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.203