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Toxins 2010, 2(5), 1065-1077; doi:10.3390/toxins2051065

Ochratoxins in Feed, a Risk for Animal and Human Health: Control Strategies

Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Agriculture, Dicle University, 21280, Diyarbakir, Turkey
Departament de Ciència Animal i dels Aliments, Facultat de Veterinària, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona, Spain
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Received: 1 March 2010 / Revised: 15 March 2010 / Accepted: 12 May 2010 / Published: 13 May 2010
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Ochratoxins)
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Ochratoxin A (OTA) has been shown to be a potent nephrotoxic, hepatotoxic, and teratogenic compound. In farm animals, the intake of feed contaminated with OTA affects animal health and productivity, and may result in the presence of OTA in the animal products. Strategies for the control of OTA in food products require early identification and elimination of contaminated commodities from the food chain. However, current analytical protocols may fail to identify contaminated products, especially in animal feed. The present paper discusses the impact of OTA on human and animal health, with special emphasis on the potential risks of OTA residue in animal products, and control strategies applied in the feed industry.
Keywords: ochratoxins; toxicity; human; animals; control strategies ochratoxins; toxicity; human; animals; control strategies
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Denli, M.; Perez, J.F. Ochratoxins in Feed, a Risk for Animal and Human Health: Control Strategies. Toxins 2010, 2, 1065-1077.

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