Oxytocin increases the tone and enhances the contraction of the smooth muscles of the uterus. It also causes contraction of myoepithelial cells surrounding the alveoli of the mammary gland (which facilitates the movement of milk into large ducts and milk sinuses), has weak vasopressin-like, antidiuretic properties. Indications Oxytocin is prescribed to female agricultural and domestic animals with weak attempts during childbirth, retained placenta, uterine bleeding, atony, hypotension and inflammation of the uterus, mastitis, as well as reflex agalactia. Oxytocin is contraindicated in pregnant animals, during obstetrics in cases of a large fetus, its deformity, with an incorrect position and position.
1 ml of the drug contains 10 units of oxytocin – a synthetic analogue of the polypeptide hormone of the posterior pituitary gland. Pharmacological properties
Recommendations for use
The drug is used intramuscularly or subcutaneously, once in doses (per animal): cows, mares – (30-60) units; ewes, goats (10-15) units; sows – (20-30) units; females – (5-10) units; cats – (2-3) ED. If necessary, the introduction is repeated after 40 minutes. If you need a quick effect, then the drug is used intravenously, after diluting with an isotonic sodium chloride solution in a ratio of 1:10 and reducing the above doses by four times.