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Table 2 Laboratory results for the main ergot alkaloids as determined by the LC-MS/MS method

From: Unusual acute neonatal mortality and sow agalactia linked with ergot alkaloid contamination of feed

Sample Results (mg/kg) Maximum recommended level of ergot alkaloids or recommended practical limits (mg/kg) [9]
Feed 1 (Lactation feed) Ergocornine 0.395 Low: 0.5; Moderate: 1; High: 2
4–6 (Canada)
Ergocristine 2.22
Ergocryptine 0.690
Ergometrine 0.285
Ergosine 1.56
Ergotamine 2.91
Total 8.06
Feed 2 (Gestation feed) Ergocornine 0.295  
Ergocristine 0.845
Ergocryptine 0.600
Ergometrine 0.145
Ergosine 0.580
Ergotamine 1.02
Total 3.49
Wheat Ergocornine 0.670  
Ergocristine 3.41
Ergocryptine 1.39
Ergometrine 0.760
Ergosine 3.10
Ergotamine 6.73
Total 16.06