Incidence Rate of Tetracycline Residues in Shrimp in Maha Sarakham Provnce

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Rapeepat Nakeephai
Supattra Buttarat
Sukhkamon Ketphonthong


Most shrimp farming uses the antibiotic oxytetracycline to treat shrimp disease, therefore this
such substance is left in the shrimp. Long-term consumption of this compound may result in drug
resistance, causing gastrointestinal disorders, liver and kidney toxicity. The researchers collected
50 shrimp samples from the shrimp selling areas in Mahasarakham Province, totaling 50 samples from
43 shops during October 13-14, 2020. The results showed that the place where no antibiotics was
detected was the fresh market in Na Dun District, accounted for 2%. There were 49 locations where
oxytetracycline was detected, accounted for 98%. Places with safe levels of oxytetracycline were as
follows; fresh markets, which were found in 10 locations, representing 20 percent, 2 department stores,
representing 4%, and 1 restaurant, accounting for 2%. The safety levels were based on standards from
the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) and the Codex Alimentarius Commission

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Nakeephai, R., Buttarat, S. . ., & Ketphonthong, S. . . (2021). Incidence Rate of Tetracycline Residues in Shrimp in Maha Sarakham Provnce. Rajamangala University of Technology Tawan-Ok Research Journal, 14(1), 66–73. Retrieved from
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Author Biographies

Rapeepat Nakeephai, Mahasarakham University

Academic Office, Faculty of Veterinary Sciences

Supattra Buttarat, Pitchaya Bundit College

Department of Community of Public Health, Faculty of Science

Sukhkamon Ketphonthong, Mahasarakham University

Academic office, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine


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