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1 October 1995 Aflatoxin Contamination of Corn Used as Bait for Deer in the Southeastern United States
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Samples of shelled corn used for wildlife feed were taken from bait piles and storage bins in North Carolina and South Carolina (USA) from 29 September through 28 November 1993, and were analyzed for aflatoxin. Twenty (51%) of 39 samples were positive, with aflatoxin levels ranging from a trace to 750 parts per billion. Based on the high prevalence of aflatoxin-contaminated corn, exposure of wildlife to aflatoxin undoubtedly occurs, although the effects of such exposure are largely unknown.

Fischer, Jain, Shipes, and Osborne: Aflatoxin Contamination of Corn Used as Bait for Deer in the Southeastern United States
John R. Fischer, Anant V. Jain, Derrell A. Shipes, and J. Scott Osborne "Aflatoxin Contamination of Corn Used as Bait for Deer in the Southeastern United States," Journal of Wildlife Diseases 31(4), 570-572, (1 October 1995). https://doi.org/10.7589/0090-3558-31.4.570
Received: 12 July 1994; Published: 1 October 1995
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