Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Altrenogest

Synonym(s): Progestagen

Contributor(s): Simon Staempfli, Vetstream Ltd

Introduction

Name

  • Altrenogest.

Class of drug

  • Progestagen.

Description

Chemical name

  • 17-alpha-allyl-17-beta-hydroxyestra-4,9,11-trien-3-one (allytenbolone).

Molecular formula

  • C21H26O2.

Molecular weight

  • 310.43.

Uses

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Indications

  • Preparation of the female reproductive tract for implantation and pregnancy.
  • Synchronization of estrus in a group of animals.
  • Suppression of estrus behavior in performance mares.

Administration

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Pharmocokinetics

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Precautions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Recent references fromPubMed andVetMedResource.
  • Goolsby H A, Brady H A & Prien S D (2004)The off-label use of altrenogest in stallions: a survey.J Equine Vet Sci24(2), 72-75VetMedResource.

Other sources of information

  • Derived fromThe Veterinary Formulary4th edn (1998) Bishop, Y (Ed.). British Veterinary Association and Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

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