Oxytocin in combination with calcium (calcium glubionae).
1) Calcium glubionate 10-50 mg/kg IM as needed until calcium levels back to normal or egg binding is resolved. Oxytocin 1-10 IU/kg IM. Not as effective in lizards as in other species. Use care when giving multiple injectons.
2) To induce oviposition:
1-30 IU/kg. 10 IU/kg appears effective in many chelonians. May repeat in several hours, but risk of oviduct rutpure if cloacoa is obstructed* or eggs cannot pass for other reasons.
Uterine contractions, status of cervix
1. A 10-year-old red-eared slider cannot lay eggs
Oxytocin 2 IU IM. Laid all 3 eggs within 4 hours.
OXYTOCIN USAGE IN 2 RED-EARED SLIDER CASES IN TOA PAYOH VETS, SINGAPORE
Case 1, Jan 9, 2019. RES, F, 7 yrs. With oxytocin and calcium injections,the 5 eggs were laid within 2 hours. Less suffering (restless, anorexia, vocalising)
and worries for the owner as compared to natural birth in October 2018. .
2-3 weeks to lay the eggs naturally. The owner prefers the injections as there is much to worry about the lethargy, restlessness and loss of appetite during the process of 2-3 weeks. .