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Title: PROCESS FOR CONTROLLING ANIMAL GROWTH RATE

Abstract

A method of injecting growing animals with the enzyme urease subcutaneously in increasing dosages is described; this generates within the blood anti-urease which enters the intestinal tract and inhibits the enzymatic decomposition of urea by urease in that location. Ammonia, one of the decomposition products, is thereby kept from diffusing through the intestinal walls into the blood, and this greatly reduces the energy requirements of the liver for removing the ammonia, thereby increasing the feeding efficiency of the animals. (AEC)

Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
4787035
Patent Number(s):
3029184
Assignee:
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
A - HUMAN NECESSITIES A61 - MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE A61K - PREPARATIONS FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL, OR TOILET PURPOSES
NSA Number:
NSA-16-012860
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Orig. Receipt Date: 31-DEC-62
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE; AMMONIA; ANIMALS; BLOOD VESSELS; DIFFUSION; ENZYMES; FOOD; INTESTINE; LIVER; UREASE

Citation Formats

Visek, W J. PROCESS FOR CONTROLLING ANIMAL GROWTH RATE. United States: N. p., 1962. Web.
Visek, W J. PROCESS FOR CONTROLLING ANIMAL GROWTH RATE. United States.
Visek, W J. Tue . "PROCESS FOR CONTROLLING ANIMAL GROWTH RATE". United States.
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