Making things clear: Science-based reasons that chickens are not fed growth hormones

Published on: 08/30/2017
Author/s : Yajaira Esquivel-Hernandez 1, Ricardo E. Ahumada-Cota 1, Matias Attene-Ramos 2, Christine Z. Alvarado 3, Pilar Castaneda-Serrano 4, Gerardo M. Nava 1. / 1 Department of Food Sciences, Universidad Autonoma de Queretaro, Mexico; 2 Department of Biological Sciences, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada; 3 Department of Poultry Science Department, Texas A&M University, USA; 4 Department of Poultry Science, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico.

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August 30, 2017
As rightly pointed out, hormone usage is banned in most countries. The improved performance in growth and quality is basically due to gene selection and improved management system.
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Khaled Fadlallah Khaled Fadlallah
Bsc in veterinary medicine
August 31, 2017
I believe that people who believe in adding growth hormones to poultry do not know anything about the poultry industry.
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Khaled Fadlallah Khaled Fadlallah
Bsc in veterinary medicine
August 31, 2017
Poultry industry is based on scientific base and extensive studies .No product is added to poultry without scientific study.I have been working in the poultry industry for more than 33 years no hormones were added to poultry.
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Surender Reddy Surender Reddy
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Indian Herbs Indian Herbs
Uttar Pradesh, India
August 31, 2017

Absolutely correct no need of using any hormones for today's breeds, thanks to the genetic and nutrition technology we could reach the tremendous potential of the chicken where we are seeing 2kg plus body weight in 34 days in broilers and 340 eggs in commercial layers. It's, in fact, our responsibility to educate, create awareness how could we achieve this. It's not a consumers mistake for what they are thinking about the usage of hormones because what they are seeing country birds or backyard poultry will grow 1kg in 70 days so they are under that impression, so it's poultry industry responsibility to educate consumers.

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Zakariya Audu Zakariya Audu
Student
August 31, 2017

There is no need for whatsoever reason adding growth hormone to poultry fed. Even though due to ignorance of the public health implications would do that. It is important to educate the major players in poultry industry, more especially in the under developed nations.

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September 1, 2017
There is need for more awareness about this issue for the public. The erroneous believe in the society is that ''Agric Chickens'' are fed with chemicals and hormones. There may also be the need to conduct risk assessment and publish the outcome for the satisfaction of the public.
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Kazem Yussefi Kazem Yussefi
Animal Nutritionist
September 1, 2017
Improvement in nutrition, genetic and rearing management causes high performance in broiler, broiler breeder and layer. In broiler increasing body weight 40 gr per year is achieved easily.
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Salah El Safty Salah El Safty
Research
September 2, 2017
More awareness is needed through TV, Media and so on to change the negative and incorrect information regarding this issue. Genetics + Nutrition + Management = High performance of the bird.

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September 13, 2017

Nutritionist required to search good sources of protein and energy reduced days from 40 growth pattern above 2kg is a tremendous improvement in poultry industry but for faster growth hormones therapy by enzymes can reduce.

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