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Detection of streptomycin residues in local meat of bovine and ovine

Author(s): O. A. Abdullah | A. M. Shareef | O. H. Sheet

Journal: Iraqi Journal of Veterinary Sciences
ISSN 1607-3894

Volume: 26;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 43;
Date: 2012;
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Keywords: Streptomycin | Local meat | ELISA

From meat retails in Mosul province, forty-five meat samples of local ovine and bovine (23 bovine samples and 22 ovine samples) were collected. The period of collection was during November 2010 to May 2011, by means of multistage random sampling for detection of streptomycin residues. Enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) was used for detection of streptomycin residues. The results revealed that eleven ovine meat samples (50%) were positive to streptomycin residue, with a mean value 35.06 µg kg-1, while 14 bovine meat samples (60.86%) were positive to residual streptomycin with a mean value 59.56 µg kg-1. From the results, it is clear that all tested meat samples (ovine and bovine) were safe enough for human consumption.

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