Performance and carcass quality of swine injected daily with bacterially-synthesized human growth hormone.

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In this study, growth rate, feed intake, feed efficiency and carcass quality were measured in pigs (24 barrows and 24 gilts, initial body weight = 23.0 +/- 4 kg) administered 0, .015, .030 or .060 mg/kg/day bacterially produced human growth hormone (hGH) until slaughter weight of 90 kg. Administration of hGH on the first treatment day resulted in a dose… (More)

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