hormone of the hypothalamus, which consists of pentapeptydnoho cycle and side chain residues of three amino acids that accumulate in the posterior pituitary. It increases the permeability of sodium myofibrils uterus, stimulating its contraction. Threshold oxytocin induced contractions of the uterus decreases during pregnancy, high estrogen or if the animal has already begun delivery.Oxytocin is decomposed in the gastrointestinal tract, so it should be administered parenterally. After intramuscular administration of the drug effect observed after 3-5 minutes.
Medicines for horses can not always be given in a mixture with feed. Sometimes you have to resort to a nasopharyngeal probe and other not the easiest ways. It is convenient to use medicines in the form of a paste in a syringe dispenser.
Injectable medications for horses have a much faster effect than oral ones (tablets, boluses, pastes, and other medications given by mouth). Intramuscular, intravenous, and subcutaneous administration of drugs is practiced. It is highly desirable that the stable has an employee who can competently perform this relatively simple manipulation. Sometimes timely administration, such as an antispasmodic or anti-inflammatory drug, can save a horse’s life. Of course, you should consult a veterinarian before doing this.
Having a small first aid kit in the stable will help provide first aid before the doctor arrives. It should include means to stop bleeding (hydrogen peroxide, potassium permanganate, hemostatic sponge, etc.), dressings (bandages, cotton wool), antiseptics for local use (disinfection of wounds and abrasions), drugs that have an antispasmodic effect, antihistamines and antipyretic drugs.