Thyroactive compounds are compounds that contain thyroxine activity. Thyroxine is one of the natural hormones secreted by the thyroid gland. An overactive gland speeds up metabolism, increases the requirements for nutrients and increases growth rate in some species. These trials were conducted to determine if some of the thyroactive compounds could be fed at levels that would stimulate growth rate without causing any harmful effects.
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Agricultural Experiment Station and Extension Service, South Dakota State College
Wahlstrom, Richard C., "Thyroactive Compounds for Growing Pigs" (1958). South Dakota Swine Field Day Proceedings and Research Reports, 1958. 10.