Effect of thyroid hormones on growth hormone secretion in broiler chickens.

@article{Scanes1986EffectOT,
  title={Effect of thyroid hormones on growth hormone secretion in broiler chickens.},
  author={Colin G. Scanes and Robert J Denver and S. J. Bowen},
  journal={Poultry science},
  year={1986},
  volume={65 2},
  pages={384-90}
}
Plasma concentrations of growth hormone (GH) were observed to be significantly elevated following the administration of thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) in young (4- to 12-week-old) but not in adult (20-week-old) broiler chickens. However, adult sex-linked (dw) dwarf hens did respond to TRH. Treatment with triiodothyronine (T3) but not thyroxine (T4) (at 1 ppm in the diet from hatch) consistently and significantly reduced the growth rate and decreased the plasma concentrations of GH… CONTINUE READING