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NOR-TESTOSTERONE IN CATTLE URINE AND MEAT RMs

Objective


Nortestosterone is commonly found in illegal cocktails used for treating cattle. Reference materials (RM) have been prepared form urine of cattle treated with nortestosterone or untreated (blank). Stability studies of urine RMs demonstrated instability at +4 C and above. A further study has been carried out to investigate the use of additives to stabilize the urine RMS.
The project is one of a series initiated at the request of the Commission's Agricultural Services (DG VI) to provide RMs for support of Community Policy banning the growth promoting compounds in farm animals. Relevant Directives/regulations include : 81/602/EEC and 85/358/EEC banning the use of hormonally active compounds in farm animals, 86/469/EEC laying down requirements for monitoring of undesirable substances in farm animals and products in Member States (sampling frequency).

Nor-testosterone, an androgenic substance with potent growth promoting ability and which does not occur naturally in farm animals, except the male horse. It is commonly found in "illegal" cocktails used for treating cattle.

The project will consist in preparing samples of muscle and of urine from cattle :

- treated with nor-testosterone
- never treated with nor-testosterone (blank).

The reference materials are mainly intended for use by National control laboratories.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

RIKILT
Address

6700 AE Wageningen
Netherlands

Participants (23)

CER - Centre d'Economie Rurale
Belgium
Address
1,Rue Du Carmel
5406 Marloie
Centre National d'Études Vétérinaires et Alimentaires (CNEVA)
France
Address
La Haute Marche Javene
35133 Fougères
Chemische Landesuntersuchungsanstalt Freiburg
Germany
Address
Bissierstraße 5
79114 Freiburg
Institut d'Hygiène et d'Epidémiologie
Belgium
Address
14,Rue J. Wytsman
1050 Bruxelles
Istituto Superiore della Sanità
Italy
Address
Viale Regina Elena 299
00161 Roma
Laboratorio Nacional de Investigaçao Veterinaria
Portugal
Address
701,Estrada De Benfica
1500 Lisboa
Landeshauptstadt Stuttgart
Germany
Address
Staffelbergstraße 81
70184 Stuttgart
MAFF CENTRAL VETERINARY LABORATORY
United Kingdom
Address
New Haw
K115 3NB Weybridge
MAFF Food Science Laboratory
United Kingdom
Address
Norwich Research Park Colney
NR4 7UQ Norwich
Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo
Spain
Address
Carretera Majadahonda - Pozuelo, Km 2,2
28220 Majadahonda (Madrid)
Ministry of Agriculture of Athens
Greece
Address
25,Neapoleos Street
15310 Aghia Paraskevi (Athens)
Neotron Srl
Italy
Address
Viale Mazaini 21
41058 Vignola Modena
Rijksinstituut voor Volksgezondheid en Milieuhygiene (R.I.V.M)
Netherlands
Address

3720 BA Bilthoven
Robert-von-Ostertag-Institut
Germany
Address
Diedersdorfer Weg 1
12277 Berlin
Staatliches Tierärztliches Untersuchungsamt Stuttgart
Germany
Address
Azenberg Straße 16
70174 Stuttgart
Staatliches Veterinäruntersuchungsamt Arnsberg
Germany
Address
Zur Traubeneiche 10-12
59821 Arnsberg
State Laboratory
Ireland
Address
Abbotstown - Castleknock
15 Dublin
TEAGASC - National Food Centre
Ireland
Address
Dunsinea, Castleknock
15 Dublin
Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Spain
Address

27002 Lugo
Université de Liège
Belgium
Address
Bldg B42, Sart Tilman
4000 Liege
Veterinaerdirektoratets Laboratorium
Denmark
Address
16,Kongensgade
4100 Ringsted
Veterinary Science Division
United Kingdom
Address
Stoney Road Stormont
BT4 3SD Belfast
École Nationale Vétérinaire de Nantes
France
Address
Route De Gachet
44087 Nantes