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Detection of Aflatoxin, Zearalenone and Deoxynivalenol in Some Feed and Feedstuffs in Turkey
Tanay Bilal1*, Didem Hilkat Aksakal2, Selim Sünnetci2, Onur Keser1 and Hüseyin Eseceli3
1Department of Animal Nutrition and Nutritional Diseases, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Istanbul University, 34320 Avcilar, Istanbul, Turkey; 2Republic of Turkey Ministry of  Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Directorate of Istanbul Province Control Laboratory, Senlikkoy, Istanbul, Turkey; 3Vocational School of Bandirma, Balikesir University, 10200 Bandirma, Balikesir, Turkey; *Corresponding author:


The aim of this study was to determine aflatoxin, zearalenone (ZON) and deoxynivalenol (DON) in some feed and feedstuff samples obtained from several farms and animal feed manufacturers in Turkey. A total of 106 samples (76 feedstuffs and 30 feeds) were analyzed by HPLC method. In samples of feedstuffs, ZON occurred at a high incident rate, however, AFG1 and G2 had a lower incident rate. In feed samples, although AFB2 and G2 occurred at a low incident rate, ZON had a higher incident rate. The data obtained in this study showed that toxin levels in feed and feedstuff samples were lower than maximal allowed levels.

Key words: Aflatoxin, Deoxynivalenol, Feed, Feedstuff, Zearalenone


ISSN 0253-8318 (Print)
ISSN 2074-7764 (Online)