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Illegal Use of Clenbuterol in Cattle Production in México

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Slaughtered cattle (n = 582) from México State were bled for a serological screening of clenbuterol residues, using a commercial enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Clenbuterol residues were found in a total of 153/582 (26.2%) sera analysed. These results reinforced the assumption of the illegal use of clenbuterol in cattle production in México; therefore, routine screening examinations in slaughtered cattle were strongly advised considering the toxic potential for humans.

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Valladares-Carranza, B. , Bañuelos-Valenzuela, R. , Peña-Betancourt, S. , Velázquez-Ordoñez, V. , Velázquez-Armenta, Y. and Nava-Ocampo, A. (2014) Illegal Use of Clenbuterol in Cattle Production in México. Health, 6, 673-676. doi: 10.4236/health.2014.68087.


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