Pentobarbital detection finds tiny amounts in pet food

The lab that identified pentobarbital in Evanger’s dog food in 2017 has published details of the procedure researchers used to detect the barbiturate.

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The lab that identified pentobarbital in Evanger’s dog food in 2017 has published details of the procedure researchers used to detect the barbiturate that was correlated to the death of one dog and sickening of others. Michigan State University scientists, led by John P. Buchweitz, developed “simple, yet efficient” method for the extraction and quantitative analysis of pentobarbital in dog food. Read more.


Wall, Tim. “Pentobarbital Detection Finds Tiny Amounts in Pet Food.” PetfoodIndustry.com, PetfoodIndustry.com, 8 Oct. 2018, http://www.petfoodindustry.com/articles/7534-pentobarbital-detection-finds-tiny-amounts-in-pet-food.

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