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(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) hastening labour or abortion
(Gynaecology & Obstetrics) a drug or agent that hastens labour or abortion
[C18: from Greek ekbolē a throwing out, from ekballein to throw out, from ballein to throw]
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(ɛkˈbɒl ɪk)

1. promoting birth or abortion by increasing uterine contractions.
2. a drug that promotes birth or abortion.
[1745–55; < Greek ekbol(ḗ) expulsion (n. derivative of ekbállein to throw out, miscarry, abort =ek- ec- + bállein to throw) + -ic]
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Uterine ecbolics, luteolytic agents, uterine lavage and/or plasma infusion are recommended prior to selection of antibiotic therapy in equine endometritis (Bermudz et al., 1995; Zent et al., 1998; Causey, 2006).
Further, pre-treatment with uterine ecbolics increases therapeutic efficacy of antibiotic treatment in endometritis mares (Pycock and Newcombe, 1996).
Buffaloes supplemented with antioxidants and ecbolics had lower oxidative stress as indicated by various enzymes and exhibition of early postpartum estrus.
This case is responded promptly without complication because of early treatment by proper replacement of uterus and with administering antibiotics to prevent uterine infection, calcium boro gluconate was given to avoid hypocalcaemia condition and ecbolics were administered for hasten the uterine involution.
The present paper reports successful treatment of chronic pyometra in a mare using lavage technique in association with use of antibiotics and ecbolics.