The effects of oxytocin and progestagens on myometrial contractility in vitro during equine pregnancy.

Progesterone or progestagens are thought to maintain myometrial quiescence in pregnant mares, although this has not been proven. In the present study, the contractility of the equine myometrium was tested in vitro using samples collected from pregnant mares (n=33) between day 68 and day 340 of gestation. Myometrial samples were equilibrated in aerated Krebs… CONTINUE READING