Oxytocin ………………………….10 IU/mL
For labor induction and milk letdown.
Vials containing 50 ml
Cows, mares, sows, does, ewes, female cats and dogs.
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.
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)