Equis ISSN 2398-2977

Oxytocin

Introduction

Name

  • Oxytocin.

Class of drug

  • Myometrial stimulant.

Uses

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Indications

  • Dystocia.
    Do not use when dystocia is due to faulty fetal disposition or feto-maternal disproportion.
  • Control of postpartum hemorrhage.
  • Speed up uterine involution immediately after parturition.
  • Clearance of uterine discharge.
  • Removal of placenta.
  • Studies have been undertaken in its use in the induction of parturition   Reproduction: parturition - induction  (see Camilloet al).
  • Studies have been undertaken in its use in the treatment of oesophageal obstruction   Esophagus: impaction  (see Meyeret al).

Administration

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Precautions

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Adverse Reactions

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Further Reading

Publications

Refereed papers

  • Camillo Fet al(2000)Clinical studies on daily low dose oxytocin in mares at term.Equine Vet J32(4), 307-310.
  • Meyer G Aet al(2000)The effect of oxytocin on contractility of the equine oesophagus - a potent treatment for oesophageal obstruction.Equine Vet J32(2), 151-155.

Other sources of information

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

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