Relationships between the thyroid and somatotropic axes in steers. II: Effects of thyroid status on plasma concentrations of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and the IGF-I response to growth hormone.

@article{Elsasser1993RelationshipsBT,
  title={Relationships between the thyroid and somatotropic axes in steers. II: Effects of thyroid status on plasma concentrations of insulin-like growth factor I (IGF-I) and the IGF-I response to growth hormone.},
  author={Ted H. Elsasser and Tom Rumsey and Stanislaw Kahl},
  journal={Domestic animal endocrinology},
  year={1993},
  volume={10 2},
  pages={71-85}
}
Three studies assessed the effect of thyroid status on regulation of plasma IGF-I in cattle. First, four Angus-Hereford steers (av wt 345 kg) were fed 4 mg/d propylthiouracil daily for 35 d. With continued feeding of PTU steers were sequentially injected with thyroxine (T4, 5 mg/d, IM for 5 d) followed by triiodothyronine (T3, 2 mg/d, IM for 5 d). An injection of bovine pituitary growth hormone (GH, 0.1 mg/kg, IM) was given to each steer on day 35 of PTU, day 5 of T4 and again on day 5 of T3… CONTINUE READING