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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Cholesterol: a Marker for the Presence of Animal Material in Feed

Author
item Silva, Christopher

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: January 17, 2003
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: Cholesterol is a small molecule found in all animal tissues. It is especially common in neurological tissue and organs. It is found as a trace component of plant material. This suggests that it could be used as a marker for the presence of meat and bone meal in ruminant feed. Data was presented that showed this could be accomplished.

Technical Abstract: Cholesterol is a small molecule found in all animal tissues. It is especially common in neurological tissue and organs. It is found as a trace component of plant material. This suggests that it could be used as a marker for the presence of meat and bone meal in ruminant feed. Data was presented that showed this could be accomplished.

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