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Oxytocin during whelping

Mon, 07/29/2019 - 13:19

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In case of bitches in labour where things seem to be stagnating, many veterinarians prescribe oxytocin as a very common thing. The opinions about the ease with which it is used vary a lot. Time to take a closer look.  

Many breeders have oxytocin in the fridge and ready for use when a bitch is due to whelp. It has also been very common for years that bitches have a shot of oxy after or during delivery. Comments on this are increasing. Time to raise the question: what is oxytocin?