Oxytocin release and its relationship to dihydro-15-keto PGF2alpha and arginine vasopressin release during parturition and to suckling in postpartum mares.

@article{Vivrette2000OxytocinRA,
  title={Oxytocin release and its relationship to dihydro-15-keto PGF2alpha and arginine vasopressin release during parturition and to suckling in postpartum mares.},
  author={S L Vivrette and Hans Kindahl and Coralie J Munro and Janet F. Roser and G H Stabenfeldt},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility},
  year={2000},
  volume={119 2},
  pages={347-57}
}
Pituitary blood was collected from the intercavernal sinus in five mares before and during parturition, and in nine mares immediately after parturition to investigate oxytocin patterns during parturition and early lactation, and to determine the relationship between oxytocin, prostaglandin and arginine vasopressin during parturition. In four mares in which sample collection began at least 6 h before rupture of the chorioallantois, a significant increase (P < 0.05) in PGF(2alpha) concentration… CONTINUE READING