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Active Immunization against Adrenocorticotropic Hormone in Growing-Finishing Barrows: An Initial Trial and Evaluation
- Lee, C.Y. ;
- Baik, K.H. ;
- Jeong, J.H. ;
- Lee, S.D. ;
- Park, J.K. ;
- Song, Y.M. ;
- Kim, Y.S. ;
- Sohn, S.H.
- Received : 2001.07.25
- Accepted : 2001.11.05
- Published : 2002.03.01
Adrenal glucocorticoids, secreted by the stimulus of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), are catabolic hormones in the pig. The present study was conducted to find whether active immunization against ACTH would suppress cortisol secretion accompanied by an increased growth rate in growing-finishing barrows. ACTH was conjugated to keyhole limpet hemocyanin or human histone using glutaraldehyde or 3-maleimidobenzoic acid N-hydroxysuccinimide, under a 2 (ACTH vs no hapten)
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