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BsT Harmone

Post by khandairies on Thu Sep 17, 2009 9:09 pm

BsT or 'Bovine somatotropin' Harmone is the milk producing Harmone which increases milk production in the Dairy animals.Its been in use in Pakistan and is highly successful.There are different opinions about its use.
Bovine somatotropin (abbreviated bST and BST) is a protein hormone produced in the pituitary glands of cattle. It is also called bovine growth hormone, or BGH. Monsanto Company, a U.S.-based corporation, first synthesized the hormone in large quantities using recombinant DNA technology and marketed it as "POSILAC" beginning in 1994. The resulting product is called recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST), recombinant bovine growth hormone (rBGH), or artificial growth hormone.
Monsanto sold its POSILAC Brand Dairy Product and Related Business to Elanco Animal Health, a division of Eli Lilly and Company in August 2008.[1] Posilac has not yet been approved for use in Canada nor Europe.
It is possible to maintain higher milk production by injecting the dairy animals with growth hormones known as recombinant BST or rBGH, but this is controversial due to its effects on animal and possibly human health. The European Union, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Canada have banned its use due to these concerns. However, no such prohibition exists in the US, where approximately 22% of dairy cows are treated in this way.The U.S. Food and Drug Administration states that no "significant difference" has been found between milk from treated and non-treated cows but based on consumer concerns several milk purchasers and resellers have elected not to purchase milk produced with rBST.
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