Extension Number

ASL R1489

Topic

Breeding/Physiology

Publication Date

1998

Abstract

Rapid growth in the young pig requires an episodic pattern of growth hormone (GH) secretion. We developed different neurosurgical techniques to elucidate sites within the hypothalamus, a lower part of the brain, that regulate GH release in this species. A focus of this research is administration of small brain peptide and nonpeptide hormones that acutely affect GH release to define mechanisms of action and their efficacy in augmenting growth.

Copyright Owner

Iowa State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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