IJSRP, Volume 2, Issue 12, December 2012 Edition [ISSN 2250-3153]
M. Vijaya Bhaskara Reddy , P. Sasikala
Rumen tympanic due to metallic or non metallic (mostly polythene material) are among the most common cause of gastro intestinal disorders in ruminants (Radostatis etal, 1994). Plastics can be termed as wide range of chemical materials either synthetic or semi synthetic solidmaterials like polyethylene,polyvinyle chloride,polysterine largely used in plastics manufacturing industry which pose a threat to livestock and environment. Plastic garbage continuous to increase in two days modern world ,more concentrated in cities and towns .Rapid industrialization and Mechanization of Agriculture have further increased the incidence of foreign bodies threatening the life of poor depraved dumb animals at the cost of intelligent human beings. This paper reviews the factor attributed to its incidence, etiology, clinical findings/observation, complications, diagnosis, bio-chemical profile, rumen profile and measures to counteract the plastic menace to livestock.