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Assessment of antimicrobial drug residues in beef in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory, Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23038074     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Drugs administered to food-producing animals close to the time of slaughter often result in prohibited antimicrobial residues in the animal tissues at slaughter. Evidence based on the Premi® test confirmed the occurrence of antimicrobial drug residues in 89.3% of kidney and urine samples from cattle slaughtered within Abuja town where the residents rely heavily on beef as a source of protein. The administration of antibiotics close to the time of slaughter by marketers/herd owners and transporters was found to be significantly (p<0.05) higher when compared with butchers and abattoir workers. The practice of administering antibiotics to animals close to the time of slaughter was believed to be profit-motivated. The research suggests that awareness campaigns amongst the stakeholders, the enactment of appropriate laws for the control of antibiotic use and the empowerment of veterinary public health practitioners in food regulatory agencies as some of the strategies which may positively reduce the risk of antimicrobial drug residues in food animals in Nigeria.
Gabriel K Omeiza; Itopa E Ajayi; Okwoche J Ode
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinaria italiana     Volume:  48     ISSN:  1828-1427     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Ital.     Publication Date:    2012 Jul-Sep
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-05     Completed Date:  2013-01-14     Revised Date:  2013-09-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0201543     Medline TA:  Vet Ital     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  283-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Veterinary Public Health and Preventive Medicine, University of Abuja, P.M.B. 117, Abuja, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Anti-Infective Agents / analysis*
Drug Residues / analysis*
Food Contamination / analysis*
Meat / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Infective Agents

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