Project

Biomarker approach as an alternative to detect residues of exogenous administered thyreostats in catlle (monitoring program) (THYREOMERK)

Duration
01 February 2013 → 31 January 2016
Funding
Federal funding: various
Research disciplines
  • Agricultural and food sciences
    • Veterinary public health and food safety
Keywords
biomarker threshold thiouracil
 
Project description

Thiouracil may be used illegally to increase the weight of cattle. It was generally accepted to be synthetic and until today, farms are penalized when testing positive. However, it was recently demonstrated that thiouracil might have an endogenous origin as well. Therefore, this project focuses on the determination of a new threshold as well as the determination of synthetic/endogenous discriminating biomarkers.