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Abstract

The present position on analytical techniques was updated with particular reference to xenobiotic anabolic agents. Methods to modify the sexual behaviour of bulls were discussed and data presented suggested the possibility of reducing aggressive behaviour and improving growth rate at the same time. Meat quality of veal calves given anabolic agents was shown not to be different to that of untreated veal calves. The possibility of increasing growth rate by immunization of lambs against samatostatin shows initial promise and demonstrates the importance of further work in growth physiology as a method of increasing efficiency of animal production. The present state of endocrinology of growth and the mechanism of action of anabolic agents is characterized by a need for more knowledge and research in this area. Discussion on increasing growth by manipulation of the in sheep but generally no response in cattle.

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Authors: ROCHE J F, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN, VETERINARY FIELD STATION, FINGLAS, DUBLIN (IRELAND);O'CALLAGHAN D UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN, VETERINARY FIELD STATION, FINGLAS, DUBLIN (IRELAND), UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, DUBLIN, VETERINARY FIELD STATION, FINGLAS, DUBLIN (IRELAND)
Bibliographic Reference: BOOK: P. 306, HFL 125, 1984. ISBN 0-89838-617-8. PUBL. BY: KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS GROUP, DORDRECHT, NL, (EUR 8919 E)
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