Determination of ractopamine residue in tissues and urine from pig fed meat and bone meal

  title={Determination of ractopamine residue in tissues and urine from pig fed meat and bone meal},
  author={Carolina N Aroeira and Vivian Feddern and Vanessa Gressler and Luciano Molognoni and Heitor Daguer and Osmar A Dalla Costa and Gustavo J M M de Lima and Carmen Josefina Contreras-Castillo},
  journal={Food Additives \& Contaminants: Part A},
  pages={424 - 433}
ABSTRACT In many countries, ractopamine hydrochloride (RAC) is allowed to be used in animal production as a β-agonist, which is an energy repartitioning agent able to offer economic benefits such as increased muscle and decreased fat deposition, feed conversion improvement and an increase in average daily weight gain. However, some countries have banned its use and established strict traceability programmes because of pharmacological implications of β-agonist residues in meat products. In… 

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