Excretion, through milk, of ptaquiloside in bracken-fed cows. A quantitative assessment

@inproceedings{AlonsoAmelor1998ExcretionTM,
  title={Excretion, through milk, of ptaquiloside in bracken-fed cows. A quantitative assessment},
  author={Miguel E. Alonso-Amelor and Uvidelio F. Castillo and Barry L. Smith and Denis R. Lauren},
  year={1998}
}
The content of ptaquiloside (ptaq), a major Pteridium aquilinum carcinogen found in milk from cows fed bracken in Venezuela, has been estimated quantitatively in ils passage through bovines into milk. Six cows were given 6 kg/animal/d of fresh bracken fronds whose ptaq content was determined. Ptaq first appeared in milk 38 h after initially feeding this plant to the cows and continued to be excreted at a relatively constant level, after an induction period, for 62-70 h after the bracken diet… CONTINUE READING

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