Reduced incidence of retained placenta with induction of parturition in the cow.

@article{B1992ReducedIO,
  title={Reduced incidence of retained placenta with induction of parturition in the cow.},
  author={Gabriel A. B{\'o} and Margarita Fernandez and Albert D Barth and Reuben John Mapletoft},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={1992},
  volume={38 1},
  pages={45-61}
}
Two experiments were designed to determine whether pretreatment with Opticortenol (OPT), a long-acting corticosteroid, prior to induction of parturition with 25 mg of dexamethasone (DEX) alone or in combination with 500 mug cloprostenol (CLO) would result in a reduced incidence of retained placenta. In Experiment 1, 70% of the cows pretreated with 25 mg OPT on Day 270 of gestation calved before or within 24 hours of the scheduled induction treatment on Day 277. Cows induced to calve with DEX… CONTINUE READING