Serum Growth Hormone and Insulin-Like Growth Factor-1 Concentrations in Japanese Black Cattle with Growth Retardation

Hitoshi Kitagawa, Katsuya Kitoh, Tetsuro Ito, Yasunori Ohba, Naohito Nishii, Kazuo Katoh, Yoshiaki Obara, Yoshiko Motoi, Yoshihide Sasaki

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    Abstract

    Serum concentrations of growth hormone (GH) and insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) were determined in 5 calves in the same lineage with growth retardation. They had normal appetites, activities, body proportion, and laboratory test results. Calves with growth retardation had higher serum GH concentrations and lower serum IGF-1 concentrations. These findings suggested defects in the GH-IGF-1 axis, such as in the GH-receptor.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)167-170
    Number of pages4
    JournalJournal of Veterinary Medical Science
    Volume63
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2001 Feb

    Keywords

    • Growth hormone
    • Growth-retarded cattle
    • Insulin-like growth factor-1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • veterinary(all)

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