Interrelationships between sex and exogenous growth hormone administration on performance, body composition and protein and fat accretion of growing pigs.

@article{Campbell1989InterrelationshipsBS,
  title={Interrelationships between sex and exogenous growth hormone administration on performance, body composition and protein and fat accretion of growing pigs.},
  author={Roger G Campbell and Norman C Steele and Thomas J. Caperna and John P. McMurtry and Morse B Solomon and Ashaki Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={1989},
  volume={67 1},
  pages={177-86}
}
Forty-five pigs with an average initial live weight of 60 kg were used to investigate the effects of daily exogenous porcine pituitary growth hormone administration at two dose levels (pGH; 0, excipient buffer injected, and 100 micrograms.kg-1.d-1) for a 31-d period on the performance and body composition of boars, gilts and barrows allowed to consume feed ad libitum. Excipient boars consumed less feed, exhibited faster and more efficient growth (P less than .01) and produced less fat and more… CONTINUE READING

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