Novel strategies for tracing the exposure of meat cattle to illegal growth-promoters.

@article{Nebbia2011NovelSF,
  title={Novel strategies for tracing the exposure of meat cattle to illegal growth-promoters.},
  author={C Nebbia and Andrea Urbani and Monica Carletti and Giulia Gardini and Andrea Balbo and D. Bertarelli and Flavia Girolami},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2011},
  volume={189 1},
  pages={
          34-42
        }
}
Official monitoring of residues in cattle throughout the European Union in 2007 found <0.2% non-compliance for the use of illegal growth-promoters (GPs), including sex steroids, corticosteroids and β-agonists. There is evidence, however, that these figures may underestimate the real incidence of GP abuse in meat cattle breeding. One source of evidence arises from the introduction of new detection strategies in response to the demand for safe and wholesome food. These strategies are based on the… CONTINUE READING
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