Oxytocin for horses and other domesticated animals — such as cattle, pigs, and sheep – helps induce or enhance normal labor. This Oxytocin for cattle injection is recommended for cows and additional livestock to help manage the following conditions: to precipitate labor, to accelerate normal parturition, postpartum evacuation of uterine debris, and postoperative contraction of the uterus following a cesarean section and control of uterine hemorrhage.
Oxytocin for pigs and cattle will contract the smooth muscle cells of the mammary gland to induce milk let-down if the udders are in a proper physiological state.
Oxytocin for horses and livestock is intended for obstetrical use in sows, ewes, and cows, and milk let-down in cows and sows.
Disposal of Unused Prescription Medications
- Return unwanted or unused medications to Revival Animal Health in person, or visit www.disposemymeds.org to find a pharmacy near you.
- A secondary method of drug disposal is to remove the unwanted medication from any wrappers or containers and place it in a plastic bag with moist coffee grounds or cat litter. This can be disposed of in the regular garbage collection.
- Please do NOT dispose of unwanted meds down the drain or toilet, as this may eventually find its way into the human water supply.
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Disposal of Medical Sharps
- When you're finished with the syringe and needle, do not try to recap, remove, bend or break the needle. This is where most injuries occur.
- Dispose the syringe and needle immediately in a nearby sharps container. All sharps must be deposited in a puncture-proof container. Make sure your storage location is child and animal proof.
- As with all product handling, make sure you wash your hands after handling medical sharps.
Disposal of Sharps Container
- When your sharps container is half-full, sift dry Portland Cement throughout the sharps. Fill the container with water, and rotate until the cement is mixed and the sharps have been distributed throughout the cement mixture. Let cement dry for 24 hours.
- Seal the lid of the container tightly and use duct tape to seal. Label the container "Livestock Sharps" to properly identify the contents.
- Dispose of the containers in accordance with your state's regulations.
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Side Effects: At normal doses, oxytocin rarely causes side effects. Side effects that may be serious include failure of fetus to be delivered within the expected timeframe as recommended by your veterinarian. Failure of milk production. Fever, vomiting and seizures.
Warnings: Oxytocin should not be used in animals that are hypersensitive to it. It should also not be used in animals with a physical barrier to successful birth, with a uterus that is unable to contract or a cervix that is not relaxed or ready. Do not use in an animal that cannot or should not have a vaginal delivery.
Precautions: Use with caution in animals with low blood sugar or calcium which can be determined by your veterinarian. Also, use with caution in animals with mammary gland abnormalities, if being used to cause milk let down.
Overdoses can be very dangerous. Keep out of reach of children and animals.
Always follow the dosage instructions provided by your veterinarian. If you have difficulty giving the medication, contact your veterinarian.
If you miss a dose, give it as soon as you remember. If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the one you missed and go back to the regular schedule. Do not give two doses at once.
This medication should only be given to the pet for whom it was prescribed.
Active Ingredients: Oxytocin 20 USP units/ml
Storage: Oxytocin injection should be stored at temperatures of less than 25°C (77°F) but not frozen.