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An improved method for the determination of sulphachloropyrazine in meat and liver of broilers during and after their treatment for coccidiosis
- Kostadinovic, Lj., Pavkov, S., Gaál, F.
- Acta alimentaria 1999 v.28 no.4 pp. 311-319
- acetonitrile, ammonia, aqueous solutions, broiler chickens, coccidiosis, coccidiostats, drugs, high performance liquid chromatography, liver, meat, methylene chloride, muscle tissues, quantitative analysis, solvents
- The paper presents results of the HPLC determination of sulphachloropyrazine residues (active component of the drug „Esb3 30%”) in muscle tissue and liver of broiler chickens inoculated with laboratory-grown coccidium in the course and after treatment with this sulphonamide.Extraction of sulphachloropyrazine from samples of broiler muscle tissue and liver was carried out with a mixture of solvents dichloromethane-methanol-acetic acid (90:5:5, v/v/v), followed by extract purification by chromatographic separation on a XAD-2 column and elution of sulphachloropyrazine residues with dichloromethane. The HPLC determination of sulphachloropyrazine residues was accomplished on a Bio Sil C-8 HL 5 ?m column with a mobile phase consisting of 60% aqueous solution of acetonitrile and NH3 (pH=9.5), using a UV detector at 254 nm.The method developed allows quantitative determination of the residues of the anticoccidial agent in broiler tissue samples with a detection limit of 0.02 ?g g–1. Recovery of the method for this type of samples with a complex matrix was satisfactory, the results ranging from 79.2(0.6 to 86.7(0.2% for muscle tissue and from 81.7(0.8 to 87.3(0.7% for liver.