Purified chicken growth hormone (GH) and a human pancreatic GH-releasing hormone increase body weight gain in chickens.


Purified chicken GH (cGH) and a synthetic human GH-releasing hormone (hpGRF) were tested for the ability to improve growth performance in chickens. Purified cGH was given to 4-week-old cockerels at 5, 10, and 50 micrograms/day for 14 days via daily iv injection. Body weights of chickens receiving 5 and 10 micrograms/day cGH were significantly increased at 6… (More)


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