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Hormones and Growth in Domestic Animals

Handbook of Physiology, The Endocrine System, Hormonal Control of Growth

  1. Colin G. Scanes

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp070504

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Scanes, C. G. 2011. Hormones and Growth in Domestic Animals. Comprehensive Physiology. 99–127.

Author Information

  1. Department of Animal Science/College of Agriculture, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011


The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Requirement of Growth Hormone for Growth of Domestic Animals: Hypophysectomy/Growth Hormone-Replacement Therapy Studies
    • 1.1
      General Considerations
    • 1.2
      Hypophysectomy and Postnatal Growth in Domestic Animals (Mammals)
    • 1.3
      Hypophysectomy and Posthatching Growth of Poultry
    • 1.4
      Hypophysectomy and Fetal Growth in Domestic Animals (Mammals)
    • 1.5
      Hypophysectomy and Embryonic Growth of Poultry
  • 2
    Effects of Growth Hormone on Growth and Performance of Livestock and Poultry
    • 2.1
      General Considerations
    • 2.2
      Growth Hormone and Growth in Pigs
    • 2.3
      Growth Hormone and Growth in Horses
    • 2.4
      Growth Hormone and Growth in Ruminants (Cattle and Sheep)
    • 2.5
      Growth Hormone and Growth in Poultry
  • 3
    Physiological Mechanisms of Growth Hormone Action on Growth
    • 3.1
      Roles of Insulin-Like Growth Factor and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-Binding Proteins as Mediators of Growth Hormone Action
    • 3.2
      Growlh Hormone and Growth of Adipose Tissue (Accumulation or Accretion of Fat)
    • 3.3
      Growth Hormone and Growth of Muscle (Accretion of Protein)
    • 3.4
      Chronic Administration of Growth Hormone and Carbohydrate Metabolism
  • 4
    Other Hormones Influencing Growth in Livestock and Poultry
    • 4.1
      General Considerations
    • 4.2
      Glucocorticoids and Growth
    • 4.3
      Insulin and Growth
    • 4.4
      Sex Steroids and Growth
    • 4.5
      Thyroid Hormones and Growth
  • 5