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4,4'-Dinitrocarbanilide (DNC) was extracted from chicken, duck, goose, and snake eggs and isolated by reversed-phase liquid chromatography. DNC was detected by ultraviolet absorbance at 347 nm and quantitated by comparison with a calibration standard. Recoveries of DNC from fortified control chicken, duck, goose, and snake egg samples were determined for DNC levels of 0.16, 10, and 16 μg/g. The mean recoveries from chicken, duck, goose, and snake eggs were 92±4, 88±9, 87±7, and 95 ±6%, respectively. The method limits of detection for DNC in chicken, duck, goose, and snake eggs ranged from 0.015 to 0.035 μg/g. The reported method is much simpler than and equally efficient as previous methods developed for the determination of DNC residues in egg contents.