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Chapter 3

Hormone Use for Growth Promotion and National Programmes for Regulation of Hormone Use in Food-producing Animals

Oestrogen is a female sex hormone and in the 1930s was first reported to affect growth rates in both cattle and poultry.1 With subsequent advances in chemistry, treatment of food-producing animals for growth-promotion purposes became common from the 1950s, and diethylstilboestrol (DES) was amongst t...
Print publication date: 26 Nov 2009
Copyright year: 2009
Print ISBN: 978-0-85404-198-5
PDF eISBN: 978-1-84973-072-3
From the book series:
RSC Food Analysis Monographs