Effect of growth hormone on skeletal mass in adult dogs

William H. Harris, Robert P. Heaney

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Abstract

THE skeletal mass of adult dogs of both sexes can be significantly increased by administering exogenous bovine growth hormone (0.5 mg/kg/day for 84 days) without inducing acromegaly or diabetes. This increase is a consequence of a marked rise in new bone formation. The new bone is histologically and microradiographically normal.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)403-404
Number of pages2
JournalNature
Volume223
Issue number5204
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1969

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Harris, W. H., & Heaney, R. P. (1969). Effect of growth hormone on skeletal mass in adult dogs. Nature, 223(5204), 403-404. https://doi.org/10.1038/223403a0