Control of prostaglandin-induced parturition in sows by injection of the beta-adrenergic blocking agent carazolol or carazolol and oxytocin.

Abstract

Although parturition commonly is induced in swine with prostaglandin F2 alpha or one of its analogs, variation in response to the treatment is large. The purpose of this investigation was to more precisely terminate parturition. Two experiments were conducted. Sows all received prostaglandin analog followed, 20 h later, by different doses of the beta… (More)

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