alexa Detection of Glyphosate in Malformed Piglets
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Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology
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Detection of Glyphosate in Malformed Piglets

Monika Krüger1*, Wieland Schrödl1, Ib Pedersen2, Philipp Schledorn1 and Awad A Shehata1,3
1 Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Leipzig, Germany
2 Hvidsten, Denmark
3 Avian and Rabbit Diseases Department, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Sadat City University, Egypt
Corresponding Author : Dr. Monika Krüger
Institute of Bacteriology and Mycology
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Leipzig University, Germany
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Received November 08, 2012; Accepted December 17, 2012; Published December 19, 2012
Citation: Krüger M, Schrödl W, Pedersen Ib, Schledorn P, Shehata AA (2014) Detection of Glyphosate in Malformed Piglets. J Environ Anal Toxicol 4:230. doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000230
Copyright: © 2014 Krüger M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


Glyphosate residues in different organs and tissues as lungs, liver, kidney, brain, gut wall and heart of malformed euthanized one-day-old Danish piglets (N= 38) were tested using ELISA. All organs or tissues had glyphosate in different concentrations. The highest concentrations were seen in the lungs (Range 0.4-80 μg/ml) and hearts (Range 0.15-80 μg/ml). The lowest concentrations were detected in muscles (4.4-6.4 μg/g). The detection of such glyphosate concentrations in these malformed piglets could be an allusion to the cause of these congenital anomalies. Further investigations are urgently needed to prove or exclude the role of glyphosate in malformations in piglets and other animals.

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