Estradiol is used to induce estrus, a state of sexual receptivity during which the female will accept the male and is capable of conceiving.
Estradiol can be used to enhance estrus behavior and receptivity in ovariectomized mares and aid mares with estrogen-responsive urinary incontinence.
Possible Side Effects
Talk to your veterinarian about any side effect that seems unusual or bothersome to your pet.
Drug & Food Interactions
Talk to your veterinarian about any other drugs your pet is taking before starting this medication, including but not limited to amphotericin b, anticholinesterase agents, aspirin, barbiturates, bupropion, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporine, diazepam.
Estradiol is contraindicated during pregnancy as it can cause fetal malformations of the genitourinary system and induce bone marrow depression in the fetus. Estradiol cypionate should not be used to treat estrogen-responsive incontinence in small animals.
This drug is FDA-approved for human use. However, it is common practice for veterinarians to prescribe such drugs for use in horses.
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