Advances in Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Research Article
Adv. Anim. Vet. Sci. 7(3): 178-180
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Anfal J. Ibrahem, Dalia A. Abdul-Shaheed

University of Baghdad, College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad, Iraq.

Abstract | The main objectives of the present research were to determination of Ochratoxin A (OTA) residues in locally broiler liver by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). A total of 50 samples were collected randomly from various markets Baghdad province from each sector Al-Kirkh and Al-Rusafa. All liver samples were positive for OTA and the result showed that there were significant differences (P ≤ 0.05) in the residual levels (ppm) of OTA between Al-Kirkh and Al-Rusafa. The highest values were recorded in Al-Rusafa (3.240 ± 0.0071), followed by Al-Kirkh (3.188 ± 0.0128). This research indicated that the presence of OTA in poultry liver increases the risk of poison for human beings and we need to protect the stored cereal from any conditions which help fungal growth and mycotoxin production.

Keywords | Ochratoxin A, Broiler liver, High-performance liquid chromatography, Mycotoxin, Baghdad.