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Title: Veterinary antibiotics in dairy products from Kumasi, Ghana
Authors: Darko, Godfred
Borquaye, Lawrence Sheringham
Acheampong, Akwasi
Oppong, Kwasi
Keywords: veterinary drug residue
chloramphenicol
sulfathiazole
sulfamethoxazole
oxytetracycline
Issue Date: 29-Jun-2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: Godfred Darko, Lawrence Sheringham Borquaye, Akwasi Acheampong & Kwasi Oppong (2017) Veterinary antibiotics in dairy products from Kumasi, Ghana, Cogent Chemistry, 3:1, 1343636
Abstract: Consumption of traces of veterinary drug residues through dairy products could have adverse effects on human health. There is, therefore, the need for routine monitoring of drug residues in dairy products on the market. In this study, fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt being sold at different points in the Kumasi metropolis were analyzed for residues of chloramphenicol, sulfathiazole, sulfamethoxazole, and oxytetracycline — four commonly used veterinary drugs in the country. The concentrations found were generally very low and close to the method detection limit of 0.1 μg/kg. Concentration of chloramphenicol in yogurt (0.8 μg/L) was the highest among all the residues studied. However, with the residue levels being hundred folds lower than the maximum residue limit, they are highly unlikely to pose any health risks to the consumers. Therefore, as far as chloramphenicol, sulfathiazole, sulfamethoxazole, and oxytetracycline in fresh milk, cheese, and yogurt are concerned, this study did not indicate any risk of consumption.
Description: An article published by Taylor and Francis and also available at doi.org/10.1080/23312009.2017.1343636
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/12590
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