Posted on Wednesday, September 27, 2006 - 10:28 am:
Progestins - the group of hormones to which both progesterone and altrenogest (the synthetic progestin "Regumate") belong - during pregnancy have a primary function of keeping the cervix closed; the uterus and fetus quiet; and the uterine immune response suppressed. There are secondary functions, but those are probably the most important.
It should also be noted that there is way too much progestin supplementation performed during pregnancy - take a look at the article on this site entitled "Does my mare need Regumate?". It may prove of interest to you.
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