Effects of uterotonics on farrowing traits and piglet vitality: A systematic review and meta-analysis.

  title={Effects of uterotonics on farrowing traits and piglet vitality: A systematic review and meta-analysis.},
  author={B B D Muro and Rafaella Fernandes Carnevale and In{\^e}s Andretta and Diego Feitosa Leal and Matheus Saliba Monteiro and Andr{\'e} Pegoraro Poor and Glen William Almond and Cesar Augusto Pospissil Garbossa},
Uterotonics are widely used in the pig industry but their effects have not been investigated critically. The objective was to evaluate the effects of oxytocin and carbetocin on farrowing duration, birth interval, farrowing assistance, stillbirth rate, and piglet viability traits by performing a systematic review and a meta-analysis. The search for studies was performed during January 2020 using the PubMed, ISI Web of Science, Science Direct, and Scopus databases. The literature search was… Expand
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