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

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Gumus R., Ercan N., Imik H.

BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF POULTRY SCIENCE, vol.20, no.1, pp.85-89, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1590/1806-9061-2017-0674
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-89
  • Keywords: Feedstuffs, laying hen feed, Mixed feed, Ochratoxin A, Sivas, DAIRY-CATTLE FEED, TOXICITY, RATS, METABOLISM, EXCRETION, ANIMALS, HUMANS, SHEEP, DIET
  • Sivas Cumhuriyet University Affiliated: Yes


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%).