Thirty heifers were fed a ration containing 30 g monensin/ton. Fecal, urinary and seral samples were collected at varying intervals prior to and after initiating administration of the monensin-containing feed, and monensin concentrations were determined using a modified indirect enzyme immunoassay. Fecal samples contained measurable (μg/g; ppm) concentrations of monensin in most samples. The majority of sera and urine samples contained monensin at ng/ml (ppb) concentrations, which were above background levels prior to monensin feeding. Twelve head were fed monensin at 60 g/ton and 90 g/ton for 5 d with collection of similar samples. Higher concentrations of monensin were detected with increasing ration amounts in all 3 sample types.Enzyme immunoassay for monensin in these biological samples identified presence of the feed additive.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Veterinary and Human Toxicology|
|State||Published - Jun 1996|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis