Iran changes livestock’s genes, raises growth speed

TEHRAN (ISNA)- Iranian researchers at Zanjan University have managed to increase pace of domestic animals’ growth, using genetic method.

The Iranian researchers have worked on the project for 10 years and domesticate animals whose genes are changed will be available in the market soon.

The change in the animals genes is totally natural and does not make any problem for consumers.

Manipulating genes of the domestic animal boosts its growth speed and helps using its flesh.

Iranian researchers and veterinarians have made great achievements in recent years in different vet areas.

Iranian researchers have already produced slow release tablets for livestock which are very economical comparing to the foreign models and are built based on needs of livestock in any region across Iran.

“In different parts of our country, the concentration of micronutrients such as zinc, selenium, cobalt and copper in soil and plant is low which leads to different side effects such as preventing growth, creating problems in reproduction and lowering production and even death”, a faculty member of Livestock Sciences Department of Buali Sina University in Hamedan City, central Iran, Hassan-Ali Arabi had said.

“Slow release tablet is the best way to supply micronutrient minerals for livestock raised in traditional way,” he said.

The tablets remain in ruminant animals’ rumen and permanently release the required elements with controlled rate for a specific period of time, some 6 months. The tablet can be produced in different sizes and dose.

The newly-developed drug has been under the monopoly of some western countries such as the US, Britain, Germany and France, but Iranhas managed to break the monopoly and built the tablet on its own.



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