Re: [MOL] E.Coli Bacteria Found in Beef [02264] Medicine On Line


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Re: [MOL] E.Coli Bacteria Found in Beef



Pam, thanks for your reply, I certainly learned something....

Pauline Middleton wrote:

> Lillian - yes, in some cases young beef animals are given a growth hormone
> known as Ralgro.  It is inserted beneath the skin on the back of the ear.
> All it does is give an extra energy boost to the youngsters.  It is given
> in minute amounts at 3-4 mos. of age.  With the exception of veal, most
> beef animals are not slaughtered until they are about 16 mos. of age or
> older.  Therefore, the hormones have done their job as far as growth (sort
> of like vitamins would) and have been unused long enough that they have
> been carried out of the body's meat before consumer consumption.
> Injectables have to be used because to produce beef in bulk, they are not
> tame animals so it is unreasonable to treat with oral/topical/etc. unless
> they are small enough to handle.
>
> My sheep are organic with the exception of tetanus/overeaters vaccinations
> at two and five weeks of age.  Our cattle receive tetanus at 3-4 mos.
> Different producers/operators have different programs.
>
> See my lengthy post in response to Marty's.  Thank you for your interest.
>
> pam
>
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