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Table 1 Clinical data after induction of parturition by intramuscular injection of dexamethasone to four late pregnant heifers.

From: 15-Ketodihydro-PGF, Progesterone and Cortisol Profiles in Heifers after Induction of Parturition by Injection of Dexamethasone

ID First DXa inj. (day in pregnancy) DX inj. to parturition (days) Phase I (days) Phase II (hours) Phase III (hours) Placental expulsion (hours post partum)
Ad 258 7.2 6.9 4.2 3.2 RFMd
B 264 8.0 8.0 0.2 0.5 2.5
C 254 8.9 8.7 2.8 1.3 5.8
Dd 265 6.6 6.2 6.7 2.3c RFMd
  1. a Dexamethasone, 20 mg, intramuscularly
  2. c Assisted calving
  3. d Retained foetal membranes