Oxytocin

Project details

Composition
Oxytocin ………………………….10 IU/mL

Description
For labor induction and milk letdown.

How Supplied
Vials containing 50 ml

Target Species
Cows, mares, sows, does, ewes, female cats and dogs.

Indications
Oxytocin is indicated for the induction or increase of uterine contractions during labor, placenta retention, and post-partum metritis. It is also used as a galactogogue, as it stimulates milk letdown; it promotes the retraction of myoepithelial cells around mammary alveoli, which helps milk flow to the nipples.

Dosage
Species        Parturition (IU)              Milk letdown (IU)
Cat            5-10       (0.5-1 ml)           1-5       (0.1-0.5 ml)
Dog           5-25        (0.5-2.5 ml)       2-10      (0.2-1 ml)
Ewe         30-50       (3-5 ml)             5-20       (0.5-2 ml)

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