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Ex vivo influence of carbetocin on equine myometrial muscles and comparison with oxytocin


Steckler, D; Naidoo, V; Gerber, D; Kähn, W (2012). Ex vivo influence of carbetocin on equine myometrial muscles and comparison with oxytocin. Theriogenology, 78(3):502-509.

Abstract

To determine the intercyclic effect of oxytocin and carbetocin on equine myometrial tissue, the effect of the drugs was evaluated through pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies. The complete pharmacokinetic profile for oxytocin was unknown and had to be established. To do so, 25 IU of oxytocin were administered intravenously to six cycling mares and blood samples were collected before and 2, 4, 8, and 15 min after administration. The half-life of oxytocin was determined to be 5.89 min, the clearance rate 11.67 L/min, mean residence time (MRT) 7.78 min. The effective plasma concentration was estimated to be 0.25 ng/mL. This was similar to the concentration achieved for the organ bath study where the concentration that produced 50% of the maximum effect (EC50) was calculated at 0.45 ng/mL. To determine the intercyclic effect of oxytocin and carbetocin uterine myometrial samples were collected from slaughtered mares in estrus, diestrus, and anestrus. The samples were mounted in organ baths and exposed to four ascending, cumulative doses of oxytocin and carbetocin. Area under the curve and amplitude, maximum response (Emax), and concentration that produced 50% of the maximum effect were studied for each agonist and statistically evaluated. The effect of oxytocin on equine myometrial tissue was higher during diestrus, and surprisingly anestrus, than during estrus, whereas the effect of carbetocin was the same independent of the stage of estrous cycle. A significant difference was found for estrous and anestrous samples when oxytocin was used but not when carbetocin was used.

To determine the intercyclic effect of oxytocin and carbetocin on equine myometrial tissue, the effect of the drugs was evaluated through pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies. The complete pharmacokinetic profile for oxytocin was unknown and had to be established. To do so, 25 IU of oxytocin were administered intravenously to six cycling mares and blood samples were collected before and 2, 4, 8, and 15 min after administration. The half-life of oxytocin was determined to be 5.89 min, the clearance rate 11.67 L/min, mean residence time (MRT) 7.78 min. The effective plasma concentration was estimated to be 0.25 ng/mL. This was similar to the concentration achieved for the organ bath study where the concentration that produced 50% of the maximum effect (EC50) was calculated at 0.45 ng/mL. To determine the intercyclic effect of oxytocin and carbetocin uterine myometrial samples were collected from slaughtered mares in estrus, diestrus, and anestrus. The samples were mounted in organ baths and exposed to four ascending, cumulative doses of oxytocin and carbetocin. Area under the curve and amplitude, maximum response (Emax), and concentration that produced 50% of the maximum effect were studied for each agonist and statistically evaluated. The effect of oxytocin on equine myometrial tissue was higher during diestrus, and surprisingly anestrus, than during estrus, whereas the effect of carbetocin was the same independent of the stage of estrous cycle. A significant difference was found for estrous and anestrous samples when oxytocin was used but not when carbetocin was used.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
630 Agriculture
Language:English
Date:2012
Deposited On:12 Sep 2012 08:29
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 15:56
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0093-691X
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.theriogenology.2012.02.030
PubMed ID:22538009

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