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22. Organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticide residues in fodder and milk samples along Musi river belt, India - Korrapati Kotinagu and Nelapati Krishnaiah

Veterinary World, 8(4): 545-550



   doi: 10.14202/vetworld.2015.545-550



Korrapati Kotinagu: Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary

University, Hyderabad, India;

Nelapati Krishnaiah: Department of Veterinary Public Health and Epidemiology, College of Veterinary Science, Sri Venkateswara Veterinary

University, Hyderabad, India;


Received: 28-11-2014, Revised: 09-03-2015, Accepted: 18-03-2015, Published online: 29-04-2015


Corresponding author: Kotinagu Korrapati, e-mail:

Citation: Kotinagu K, Krishnaiah N (2015) Organochlorine and organophosphorus pesticide residues in fodder and milk samples along Musi river belt, India, Veterinary World 8(4); 545-550.

Aim: The present study was conducted to find the organochlorine pesticide (OCP) and organophosphorus pesticide (OPP) residues in fodder and milk samples along Musi river belt, India.

Materials and Methods: Fodder and milk samples collected from the six zones of Musi river belt, Hyderabad India were analyzed by gas chromatography with electron capture detector for OCP residues and pulsated flame photometric detector for the presence of OPP residues.

Results: The gas chromatographic analysis of fodder samples of Zone 5 of Musi river showed the residues of dicofol at concentration of 0.070.0007 (0.071-0.077). Among organophosphorus compounds, dimetheoate was present in milk samples collected from Zone 6 at a level of 0.130.006 (0.111-0.167). The residues of OCPs, OPPs and cyclodies were below the detection limit in the remaining fodder and milk samples collected from Musi river belt in the present study.

Conclusion: The results indicate that the pesticide residues in fodder and milk samples were well below the maximum residue level (MRL) values, whereas dicofol in fodder and dimethoate in milk were slightly above the MRL values specified by EU and CODEX.

Keywords: fodder, gas chromatography, milk, Musi river, pesticide residues.

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