INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY;
n. 15, SI,
DEC 8 2018.
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The aim of this work was to develop and validate a method using online solid-phase extraction and ultra-high-performance liquid chromatography coupled to tandem mass spectrometry to determine residues of 22 veterinary drugs including sulfonamides, amphenicols, fluoroquinolones, benzimidazoles, trimethoprim (TMP) and oxytetracycline (OTC) in water from fee-fishing ponds. The optimal analytical conditions were as follows: XBridge C8 SPE column, Acquity UPLC CSH C18 analytical column, sample loading with water:methanol (98:2, v/v), mobile phase of water with 0.1% acetic acid:methanol (with gradient elution) and eluent flow rate of 0.3 mL min(-1). Quantification was performed in selected reaction monitoring mode and sulfadimethoxine-d(6), ciprofloxacin-d(8), florfenicol-d(3) and albendazole-d(3) were used as internal standards. Water samples collected from 11 fee-fishing ponds showed the presence of residues of FF (0.42-0.74 mu g L-1), albendazole (0.05-0.31 mu g L-1) and thiabendazole (0.45 mu g L-1). Thiamphenicol and TMP were detected at concentrations lower than the limits of quantification of the method (0.1 and 0.001 mu g L-1, respectively). (AU)