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By Barbara Forney, VMD
Last reviewed: 7/13/2022
Commonly prescribed for: Enhance Sexual Receptivity in Ovariectomized Mares
Species: Horses (foals)
Therapeutic Class: Endogenous Estrogen
Estradiol is the most active of the endogenous estrogens. Estradiol cypionate (ECP) is an esterified estrogen that is more potent and has a longer half-life than the predominant naturally occurring estrogen, estradiol 17 beta. The actions of estrogen hormones on the female include maturation of the reproductive tract and mammary glands, modulation of pituitary gonadotropin secretion, expression of estrus behavior, enhanced uterine-resistance to infection, gestational support during pregnancy and modulation of uterine contractions, and cervical relaxation during labor.
We can let your veterinarian know that you are interested in our compounded Estradiol Cypionate.
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