An induction protocol with low doses of oxytocin has been reported as a safe procedure for mares and their newborn foals. A recent Italian-based study investigated the effect of induced delivery on at-term mares’ sympathetic-vagal balance.
“In mares, induced labour is mainly performed in the presence of stud farm personnel and, in the case of high-risk pregnancies, in the presence of veterinary assistance. Most foaling happens during the night  when the possibility of assistance is lower. Induced foaling can thus be scheduled at a more practical time of the day.”
“Oxytocin (OX) is usually administered to induce labour in mares, using different dosages . However, induced delivery with a low dose of oxytocin is considered, by many authors, as the safest approach both for mares and foals [2, 5, 6].”
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