The hypothalamus regulates serum GH levels through the release of two functionally opposing hormones: growth hormone-releasing hormone stimulates GH release, while somatotropin
release-inhibiting hormone reduces it.
We're pleased that we've come to an agreement that will allow our dairy producer-customers to continue to use POSILAC bovine somatotropin
," said Carl Casale, Monsanto Executive Vice President for North America Commercial Operations.
The safety of somatotropin
administration, including the safety for treated farm animals, human consumers, and the environment has been well studied.
Determinants of Consumer Acceptability of Bovine Somatotropin
Some of these products are treated with recombinant bovine somatotropin
(rbST) and some are not.
Early in resistance, activists insisted on using the term "Bovine Growth Hormone" or BGH to describe this product, rather than the more untouchable name "bovine somatotropin
The current moratorium on the use of the super cow hormone bovine somatotropin
(BST) in the EU's dairy herds could well be extended into a permanent ban.
About one-third of all dairy cattle are given bovine somatotropin
, a hormone created through biotechnology, to increase milk production per cow.
An additional factor behind the decrease in milk production included a reduction in the use of the hormone bovine somatotropin
(which is used to stimulate milk production in cows).
Low milk-feed price ratios will keep producers cautious about increases in concentrate feeding, and the number of cows injected with bovine somatotropin
(bST) probably will not increase as much as earlier expected.
The hypothalamic inhibitory hormone, which along with GHRH controls GH release, is somatostatin, once called somatotropin
release-inhibiting factor (SRIF).
In November 1993, the FDA approved the sale of milk from cows treated with recombinant bovine somatotropin
(rBST), a genetically engineered version of a naturally occurring growth hormone.