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International Journal of Poultry Science
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 9 | Issue: 10 | Page No.: 959-962
DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2010.959.962
 
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Antimicrobial Screening of Commercial Eggs and Determination of Tetracycline Residue Using Two Microbiological Methods

Fagbamila Idowu, Kabir Junaid, Abdu Paul, Omeiza Gabriel, Ankeli Paul, Ngulukun Sati, Muhammad Maryam and Umoh Jarlath

Abstract:
Thirty commercial layer farms were surveyed to obtain information on drug use and to screen eggs for antimicrobial residues. Tetracycline residue was specifically tested using a commercial test kit. The study indicated that up to a third of farmers (33.3%) were not adhering to the recommendation on drug use and thereby allowing drug residues in eggs. Of the 900 commercial eggs screened, 3.6% tested positive for antimicrobial residues but only 0.1% tested positive for tetracycline residue. The low level of tetracycline residue detected in this study is an indication of the declining use of this antibiotic in the poultry industry perhaps due to the increasing availability of cheaper alternatives. There is a need for strict regulation of veterinary drug in order to guarantee food safety and effective use. To ensure compliance with drug use in Nigeria, routine surveillance must be conducted using simple detection methods.
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How to cite this article:

Fagbamila Idowu, Kabir Junaid, Abdu Paul, Omeiza Gabriel, Ankeli Paul, Ngulukun Sati, Muhammad Maryam and Umoh Jarlath, 2010. Antimicrobial Screening of Commercial Eggs and Determination of Tetracycline Residue Using Two Microbiological Methods. International Journal of Poultry Science, 9: 959-962.

DOI: 10.3923/ijps.2010.959.962

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=ijps.2010.959.962

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24 July, 2016
umar abubakar alhaji:
this is an interesting article to look at
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