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Veterinary Drugs Residues: Anabolics

Elsevier Inc.
DOI: 10.1016/b978-0-12-378612-8.00244-4
  • Beta-Agonist
  • Chemical Hazards
  • Clenbuterol
  • Codex Alimentarius
  • Estradiol
  • Jecfa
  • Melengestrol Acetate
  • Progesterone
  • Ractopamine
  • Somatotropin
  • Steroid Hormone
  • Testosterone
  • Trenbolone Acetate
  • Veterinary Drug
  • Wto
  • Zeranol
  • Medicine
  • Political Science


Abstract Some substances that produce anabolic effects have been approved for use in food-producing animals by a number of government regulatory authorities that are responsible for ensuring that veterinary products are safe and effective. At the same time, regulatory agencies in other countries have not permitted their use and/or have not allowed foods from animals treated with such drugs to be imported. These metabolic modifiers include somatotropins, beta-adrenergic agonists, and anabolic steroids. Although some of these drugs may be used for therapeutic and reproductive purposes, most disagreements among regulators and the public have centered on questions of safety related to uses that are intended to enhance food production such as increasing the rate of weight gain, improving feed efficiency, modifying muscle leanness, and/or increasing milk production.

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