Trenbolone Acetate, known as Finaplix in many areas of the world, is a bovine androgenic and steroid oral drug that is commonly used in animal medicine, particularly to improve the profitability of dairy cattle for dietary purposes. It’s given as a single injection directly into the muscle. It’s one of the hormones most often prescribed by veterinarians to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia, or enlarged prostate. The prostate gland, like the seminal vesicle in males, produces testosterone. Trenbolone Acetate is chemically similar to testosterone, but is usually not approved for use by men because it can stimulate the prostate’s size and strength beyond their expected limits.
Side effects of Trenbolone Acetate are fairly mild, and include diarrhea, vomiting, and reduced sperm count in some animals. In rare cases, very serious side effects have been reported, including death. Some of these side effects are the result of an allergic reaction to one or more of the ingredients contained in the chemical. For this reason, and because there are no known drug interactions with any medications you’re Trenbolone Acetate currently taking, it’s strongly recommended that you discuss any and all risks and side effects with your veterinarian.
One of the more popular uses for Trenbolone Acetate is its effect on increasing feed efficiency. As male hormones decline during the aging process, cattle’s requirements for protein, amino acids, and carbohydrates also decline. Trenbolone Acetate has been shown to promote significant increases in protein and fat content in dairy cows fed a diet low in carbohydrates. This effect is believed to be due, at least in part, to the presence of an estrogenic substance called estratest in the hormone. Estratest has been found to have similar effects on sheep and pigs, although the concentration of estratest in dairy cows is much lower than in sheep.
Because the anabolic steroids are derived from naturally occurring compounds, some of the possible side effects from taking them might be similar to those of other drugs that are known to have side effects. Common side effects include increased frequency of urination and possible liver damage. Other side effects that are less commonly reported include decreased libido, decreased sex drive, and increased risk of blood clots. If you take a Trenbolone Acetate dosage and have problems with any of these symptoms, or any other symptoms that you think may be caused by the hormone, contact your veterinarian immediately.
The Food and Drug Administration has not approved the use of trenbolone acetate for growth promotion. A veterinarian will need to determine whether the effects on animals are not due to the use of the drug, but there is sufficient evidence that indicates growth-promotion may be possible. For example, studies have indicated that it may be possible to increase feed efficiency by 20% by using a product that contains trenbolone acetate. The animal would need to consume more feed to achieve the same weight. If the results of such studies are positive, then the use of the drug could be considered appropriate for use on animals.
Trenbolone Acetate is marketed under several names, including corticosteroids, testosterone precursors, testosterone boosters, and testosterone precursors for females. Animals treated with the steroid hormones have higher levels of cortisol, which is one of the hormones that can cause joint pain and damage. In 2021, the U.S. Animal Industry Council began a study to determine whether the use of the anabolic steroids was appropriate for breeding dogs. Preliminary findings indicated that although cortisol levels were slightly higher in wild animals than in domestic animals, they did not show any significant differences.