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Alarming Prevalence of Sulfaquinoxaline Residue in Poultry Meat Sold in Jammu Region of UT of J&K

Lenesha Manhas, Nrip Kishore Pankaj*, Pawan Kumar Verma, Shafiq-ur-Rahman and Ajay Kumar Gupta

Division of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, F.V.Sc. & A.H, SKUAST-J, R. S. Pura, R.S. Pura, Jammu 180009

Published in the Indian Veterinary Journal March 2023 : 100 (3) - pages 19 to 23
(Received: , Accepted: )


The study was planned to screen Sulfaquinoxaline (SQX) residue status in chicken tissue in Jammu, J&K. Tissue samples from various districts of Jammu, gathered and analyzed for SQX residues using RP-HPLC-UV. Mobile phase was 0.01M ammonium acetate and acetonitrile (43:57), at 1ml/min flowrate, r2=0.999, Rt: 3.813 minutes, with recovery  77.484% in chicken tissues. The residue level of SQX, found over 70, 10 and 25% beyond the established MRL respectively in liver, kidney and muscles from district Jammu. Liver samples up to 50, 25, 45 and 100% from Samba, Reasi, Kathua and Udhampur respectively, had residue over the established MRL.

Key Words: Sulfaquinoxaline (SQX), RP HPLC UV, MRL, tissue

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