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Community Reference Laboratory for Animal Proteins in Feedingstuffs (CRL-AP) Proficiency Test 2007 Final Report (.pdf)

Feed Contaminants and Additives Potentially Toxic to Horses (.pdf)

 Microscopy Websites

  • Visit Hamburg University for key information on the use of light microscopy in botany. You can also find information on the different ways light can be manipulated to help visualize your specimens.

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Journal Articles

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE), or “Mad Cow Disease,” and the various regulations legislated worldwide to help eradicate this disease have led to a great deal of research involving ruminant feeds. Clearly, microscopy serves as a necessary tool to verify compliance with these regulations. A few journal articles on this topic include:
  • Armour, J., & Blais, B. (2006). Cloth-Based Hybridization Array System for the Detection and Identification of Ruminant Species in Animal Feed. J. Food Prot., 69(2), 453-458.
  • Gizzi, G., van Raamsdonk, L.W.D., Baeten, V., Murray, I., Berben, G., Brambilla, G., & von Holst., C. (2003). An Overview of Tests for Animal Tissues in Feeds Applied in Response to Public Health Concerns Regarding Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy. Rev. sci. tech. Off. int. Epiz., 22(1), 311-331.
  • van Raamsdonk, L.W.D., von Holst, C., Baeten, V., Berben, G., Boix, A., de Jong, J. (2007). New Developments in the Detection and Identification of Processed Animal Proteins in Feeds. Anim. Feed Sci. Technol., 133, 63-83.
  • Yancy, H.F., Mohla, A., Farrell, D.E., Myers, M.J. (2005). Evaluation of a Rapid PCR-Based Method for the Detection of Animal Material. J. Food Prot., 68(12), 2651-2655