Oxytocin treatment immediately after calving does not reduce the incidence of retained fetal membranes or improve reproductive performance in crossbred Zebu cows.

@article{Palomares2010OxytocinTI,
  title={Oxytocin treatment immediately after calving does not reduce the incidence of retained fetal membranes or improve reproductive performance in crossbred Zebu cows.},
  author={Rub{\'e}n Alejos Palomares and J Claudio Gutierrez and Guillermo Portillo and J C Boscan and Mercedes Garc{\'i}a Montero and Yolanda L{\'o}pez and Herris S. Maxwell and Robert L. Carson and Enrique Soto},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={2010},
  volume={74 8},
  pages={1414-9}
}
The objective was to determine the effect of oxytocin treatments after calving on the incidence of RFM and reproductive performance in dual purpose cows under tropical conditions. Five hundred thirty six pluriparous, crossbred Zebu cows were randomly assigned to two groups: Oxy (n = 280): cows were given 30 IU of oxytocin im immediately after normal unassisted calving, and again 6 h later; C (n = 256): control. Expulsion of fetal membranes was evaluated 24 h after delivery. After a 30-d… CONTINUE READING