Effects of an antiserum to rat growth hormone on lactation in the rat.

@article{Madon1986EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of an antiserum to rat growth hormone on lactation in the rat.},
  author={Rostam J Madon and Dave Ensor and Christopher Harold Knight and David J. Flint},
  journal={The Journal of endocrinology},
  year={1986},
  volume={111 1},
  pages={117-23}
}
A highly specific antiserum to rat GH (anti-rGH) was used to assess the role of GH in lactation in the rat. When administered alone, anti-rGH had no effect on litter weight gain, whereas bromocriptine reduced serum prolactin concentrations and litter weight gain for up to 7 days when given on day 4 of lactation. When bromocriptine and anti-rGH were given in combination, however, litter weight gain declined even more dramatically so that pups were receiving virtually no milk 2-3 days after… CONTINUE READING