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Steroid implants and markers of bone turnover in steers

  • 2012
  • Issue: 3
  • Volume: 42
S.M. Knetter, T.J. Baxa, K.Y. Chung, B.J. Johnson & J.E. Minton Page: 249 - 255

Steroidal implants are used extensively in beef cattle management to take advantage of well-documented improvements in growth performance and efficiency. In addition to muscle growth, steroids bring about changes in bone and cartilage formation, hastening bone ageing. The current study…

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