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Occurrence of deoxynivalenol (DON) and ochratoxin A (OTA) in dog foods

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The commercially available dog food samples (29 dry foods and 11 wet foods) were analysed for deoxynivalenol (DON) and ochratoxin A (OTA) using ELISA. All (100%) dry foods were contaminated with DON with various amount of the toxin (22-1837 μg/kg). In wet food 3 samples were found to be positive for DON in the range of 95-170 μg/kg. There were a few samples contaminated with OTA: 3 samples in dry foods (7-40 μg/kg) and 2 samples in wet foods (45 and 115 μg/kg).

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Songsermsakul, P., Razzazi-Fazeli, E., Böhm, J. et al. Occurrence of deoxynivalenol (DON) and ochratoxin A (OTA) in dog foods. Mycotox Res 23, 65–67 (2007).

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