Tox Tuesday: a history of Olympic doping

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Tetrahydrogestrinone. Androstenedione. Methylhexanamine. Erythropoietin. Hydrochlorothiazide. These are just some of the performance-enhancing substances athletes use here in the 21st century, and just some of what officials will test for during the 2018 Winter Olympic Games. However, just because these drugs are modern inventions doesn’t mean that doping […]

Monday links

Don’t have time to scour the internet for the latest animal safety, food safety, and agriculture news? Relax, we’ve got it covered.

Animal Science

Is BVD in your herd? – Drovers Cattle Network Recently, The Kentucky Department of Agriculture has begun to enforce a law that requires the reporting of animals that are persistently infected […]

Tox Tuesday: Anabolic Steroids

To gain a competitive edge, to bulk up quickly, to enhance your performance — to nearly instantly get the results you want, use anabolic steroids. But they’re not without their risks.

Anabolic steroids are man-made substances related to male sex hormones, typically used to treat hormone problems and muscle loss, but are increasingly being used […]