Growth Hormones are not used in NZ Poultry Industry

The use of growth hormones has been banned by our industry in New Zealand for more than 30 years and as far as our existing records indicate growth hormones have never been used in...

What are Growth Hormones

Growth hormones make animals grow faster by altering the metabolic processes at a cellular level in the animal. Any growth rate changes in animals that are given hormones are the...

Difference between a Growth Hormone & Antibiotic?

Antibiotics do not mimic the effect of natural hormones, nor do they alter any metabolic process of the animal (like growth hormones do). They only work on bacteria, which can...

Why are Antibiotics & Growth Hormones Confused?

When poultry are given antibiotics in the presence of disease causing organisms, they will grow faster because they are able to grow at their potential and make full use of...

Documents

For further Information on the use of Antibiotics in the New Zealand Poultry Industry see the following papers. Questions and Answers for Antibiotics in New Zealand Poultry...