Trenbolone, also known as trienolone or trienbolone, is an anabolic-androgenic steroid (AAS) of the 19-nortestosterone group. It is a synthetic xenobiotic growth promoter used in veterinary medicine in livestock to increase muscle growth and appetite, feed efficiency, and mineral absorption in cattle.
Analysing the residue level of the anabolic agents in different meat and meat products is important as they may pose a potential risk to public health.
The use of hormonal growth promoters in food-producing animals has provoked many concerns on their human health impacts.
Recent results of risk assessments on hormonal substances including Trenbolone, indicate that for synthetic hormone-like substances, ADIs and MRLs need to be provided for the protection of human health.