Determination of Ochratoxin A Levels in Mixed Feed and Feed Stuffs Used in Some Laying Hens and Ruminant Enterprises of Sivas City

Gumus, R.; Ercan, N.; Imik, H.

Brazilian Journal of Poultry Science 20(1): 85-89


ISSN/ISBN: 1516-635X
DOI: 10.1590/1806-9061-2017-0674
Accession: 070857068

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Mycotoxins, which are produced by some fungi under improper storage conditions before or after harvesting in plant products, cause acute or chronic toxicities. Ochratoxin A (OA) which is also one of the harmful mycotoxins pose a threat to animal and human health. This study was carried out in order to determine OA levels in mixed feed and feedstuffs materials used in livestock enterprises throughout Sivas province. The 59 mixed feeds and 30 feedstuffs materials collected from different enterprises was analysed. Ochratoxin A concentrations were quantified using immunoassay (ELISA). In result, OA was found to be positive in 64 (71.91%) of the 89 samples analysed, whereas OA was not found in 25 samples (28.09%).