Why is it important?

Certain substances are prohibited for horses engaged in competition.

The main molecules that can be involved in contamination are found in the following plants: alfalfa, tea, cocoa, poppy, giant reed, and datura.

Contamination can occur at different stages of the feed production process:

  • During harvest
  • During transportation
  • During storage of raw materials

How Upscience can help you?

Upscience uses liquid chromatography (UPLC) analyses coupled with High Resolution Mass Spectrometry. This method allows us to detect and quantify ultra-trace elements in complex matrices,  such as organic raw materials and horse feed, with unparalleled specificity.