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Life sciences : Genetics & genetic processes
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/257680
Grazing Mares on Pasture with Sycamore Maples: A Potential Threat to Suckling Foals and Food Safety through Milk Contamination.
English
Renaud, Benoît mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences fonctionnelles (DSF) > Département des sciences fonctionnelles (DSF) >]
François, Anne-Christine mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Pharmacologie, pharmacothérapie et toxicologie >]
Boemer, François mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de pharmacie > Chimie médicale >]
Kruse, Caroline mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences fonctionnelles (DSF) > Phys. neuro-muscul., de l'effort - Méd. sport. des animaux >]
Stern, David mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Scientifiques attachés au Doyen (F MV) >]
PIOT, Amandine [> >]
Petitjean, Thierry [> >]
Gustin, Pascal mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département des sciences fonctionnelles (DSF) > Pharmacologie, pharmacothérapie et toxicologie >]
Votion, Dominique mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Scientifiques attachés au Doyen (F MV) >]
2021
Animals : an open access journal from MDPI
11
1
Yes (verified by ORBi)
2076-2615
2076-2615
[en] Acer spp. ; environment ; equine atypical myopathy ; milk ; toxins
[en] Equine atypical myopathy (AM) is seasonal intoxication resulting from the ingestion of seeds and seedlings of the sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) that contain toxins, among them, hypoglycin A (HGA). Literature mentions several cases of AM among gravid mares and in unweaned foals. The objective of this study was to determine whether HGA and/or its metabolite are present in milk from grazing mares exposed to sycamore maple trees as confirmed by detection of HGA and its metabolite in their blood. Four mare/foal couples were included in the study. Both HGA and its metabolite were detectable in all but one of the milk samples. To our knowledge, this is the first study describing transfer of HGA to the milk. This unprecedented observation could partially explain cases of unweaned foals suffering from AM. However, a transplacental transfer of the toxin cannot be excluded for newborn foals. Besides being a source of contamination for offspring, milk contamination by toxins from fruits of trees of the Sapindaceae family might constitute a potential risk for food safety regarding other species' raw milk or dairy products.
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/257680
10.3390/ani11010087

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