• Do You Know the Early History of Bovine Growth Hormone?

    Do You Know the Early History of Bovine Growth Hormone?

    Growth Hormone is a substance produced naturally in the pituitary glands of all mammals. In cows it is called Bovine Growth Hormone (BGH). 


    For decades, the safety and ethics of using BGH as a performance enhancing substance has been fiercely debated.


    Many people don't understand how or why this issue first surfaced, so we've created a timeline to help you understand the history of this controversial substance. 



    History of BGH Final Version

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    About the Author

    Anna Schwanke is an undergraduate student at the University of Guelph, Ontario. She is responsible for researching and writing about a wide variety of topics related to dairy cow welfare and management for Dairy Quality Inc. The 10 years she spent living in Australia, as well as her love of travelling, give her a firsthand viewpoint of issues facing the international dairy community. She plans to graduate from the University’s College of Physical & Engineering Science in 2019 and pursue a career in the Life Sciences or Agriculture industry.

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