What are Coccidia?
Coccidia are parasites infesting the gastrointestinal tract of poultry, rabbits and ruminants and as a result cause diarrhoea. Affected animals are treated with coccidiostats added to the feed.
Coccidiostats are authorised as feed additives according to regulation 1831/2003, however, application on laying hens is forbidden since residues accumulate in egg yolk. EC regulation 37/2010 sets a maximum limit of 150 µg/kg for Lasalocid in eggs.
Residues of coccidiostats may also occur in eggs and food of animal origin due to feeding stuff. The reason is a carry-over during the production process of feed with added coccidiostats. With the EC regulation 124/2009 maximum limits were therefore issued for residues from carry-over for coccidiostats in eggs and other foods of animal origin.
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