The present study was conducted to assess the general performance, clinical and the hematological observations in sub-acute toxicity of indoxicarb and glyphosate in Japanese quails. Two week old, 252 Japanese quails after one week acclimatization were divided into seven equal groups and group C served as control, whereas group T1 was fed with feed + indoxacarb @ 30 mg/kg of feed, group T2 was fed with feed + indoxacarb @ 60 mg/kg of feed, group T3 was fed with feed + glyphosate @ 250 mg/kg of feed, group T4 was fed with feed +glyphosate @ 500 mg/kg of feed, group T5 was fed with feed + indoxacarb@ 30 mg/kg of feed +glyphosate @500 mg/kg of feed and group T6 was fed with feed +indoxacarb @ 60 mg/kg of feed + glyphosate @ 250 mg/kg of feed for a period of four weeks. The clinical signs observed in combination group were more prominent compared to birds fed with individual indoxacarb or glyphosate at higher doses. Decreases in the body weight in quails was observed in all treatment groups but glyphosate causes significant decrease in body weight compared to indoxacarb. There was marginal reduction in feed intake in quails receiving high dose of indoxacorb and glyphosate alone and combination treated groups. The non-significant alteration in hematological paramenters indicated low toxic minimal adverse toxicity effect of indoxacarb or glyphosate either singly or in combination in Japanese quails for a period of 28 days.
NM Bhojane, RS Ingole, SW Hajare, SV Kuralkar, SJ Manwar, SP Waghmare. Individual and combined toxicity effect of indoxacarb and glyphosate on general performance and hematological parameters in Japanese quails. J Entomol Zool Stud 2018;6(2):1212-1216.