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A Survey of Aflatoxin M1 Contamination in Bulk Milk Samples from Dairy Bovine, Ovine, and Caprine Herds in Iran

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A total of 150 bovine (60), ovine (42), and caprine (48) bulk milk samples were analyzed using a commercially available competitive ELISA kit. Overall, AFM1 was found in 46.7 % of the analyzed samples by an average concentration of 40.3 ± 22.2 ng/L. The incidence rates of AFM1 contamination in bovine, ovine, and caprine bulk milk samples were 66.7, 31.0, and 35.4 %, respectively. The concentration of AFM1 in 37.5 % of AFM1-positive bovine milk samples and 5.9 % of AFM1-positive caprine milk samples were higher than 50 ng/L.

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Rahimi, E., Ameri, M. A Survey of Aflatoxin M1 Contamination in Bulk Milk Samples from Dairy Bovine, Ovine, and Caprine Herds in Iran. Bull Environ Contam Toxicol 89, 158–160 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00128-012-0616-9

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Keywords

  • Aflatoxin M1
  • Milk
  • Iran