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Mycotoxin Research

, Volume 18, Supplement 2, pp 159–162 | Cite as

Feeding OTA to pigs: Analytical evaluation of a trial

  • Fuchs E 
  • Binder E-M 
  • Schatzmayr G 
  • Heidler D 
  • Krska R 
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Abstract

Methods were developed to analyse the concentrations of ochratoxin A (OTA) and its main metabolite ochratoxin α in blood plasma of pigs and in their kidneys. By the use of these methods blood and kidneys of pigs that were fed contaminated feedstuff containing 1500 μg/kg ochratoxin A for the whole trial period of 42 days were analysed.

High levels of 1500 – 2000 μg/I OTA were found in the plasma, while the concentration of OTA in the kidneys did not exceed 250 μg/kg at the end of the trial. Neither in the plasma nor in the kidneys of the animals fed contaminated feedstuff ochratoxin a could be detected.

Keywords

ochratoxin A ochratoxin α pig kidney blood plasma 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Fuchs E 
    • 1
  • Binder E-M 
    • 1
  • Schatzmayr G 
    • 1
  • Heidler D 
    • 1
  • Krska R 
    • 2
  1. 1.Biomin G.T.I. GmbH
  2. 2.IFA-Tulln, Analytikzentrum

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