Control and Manipulation of Animal Growth

Control and Manipulation of Animal Growth

Proceedings of Previous Easter Schools in Agricultural Science

1st Edition - September 3, 1986

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  • Authors: P.J. Buttery, D.B. Lindsay, N.B. Haynes
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161860

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Control and Manipulation of Animal Growth explores the development and growth of animals. The reproductive system of animals is also discussed, along with how its development can be accelerated. The topic is presented using various studies by the authors together with a number of references to other books and studies. This book contains 20 chapters and revolves around the advancement of an animal's growth hormone. It explains how gender plays a part in an animal's development and talks about factors that can affect the process, such as environment, temperature, and food intake. This book also discusses bone growth, fetal growth, metabolism, factors of epidermal growth, growth manipulation, growth hormones, hormonal manipulation, and the effect of insulin. This text covers a wide range of facts and investigations and can therefore serve as an excellent reference for people who want to study an animal's internal and external development.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    1 Introductory Comments

    2 Environmental Effects on Growth and Development

    3 Gut-Active Growth Promoters

    4 The Effects of Steroid Hormones and Xenobiotics on Growth of Farm Animals

    5 The Growth of Bone

    6 The Growth and Metabolism of Adipocytes

    7 The Regulation of Fetal Growth

    8 The Neurophysiological Control of Growth

    9 Epidermal Growth Factor: Origins, Cellular Actions and Some Possible Physiological Roles

    10 Growth Hormone and Growth in Meat Producing Animals

    11 The Role of Prostaglandins in the Control of Muscle Protein Turnover

    12 Insulin and Growth

    13 Glucocorticoid Status and Growth

    14 Hormonal Regulation of Growth in Chickens

    15 Metabolic and Hormonal Interactions and their Potential Effects on Growth

    16 Effects of ß-Adrenergic Agonists on Metabolism and Body Composition

    17 Growth Hormone Releasing Factor (GRF): Physiological and Immunological Studies

    18 Hormonal Manipulation of Animal Production by Immunoneutralization

    19 Recombinant Gene Transfer in Animals: The Potential for Improving GRowth in Livestock

    20 Safety Aspects of Growth Manipulation in Animals

    List of Participants


Product details

  • No. of pages: 360
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1986
  • Published: September 3, 1986
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483161860

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P.J. Buttery

D.B. Lindsay

N.B. Haynes

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