Veterinary Medicine International / 2010 / Article / Tab 1

Research Article

Efficacy of Tuohy Needle in Oocytes Collection from Excised Mare Ovaries

Table 1

Mean number of follicles and oocytes per ovary and recovery rate.

Collection techniqueFollicles/ovaryOocytes/ovaryrecovery rate
oocytes/follicles (%)

unpeeled and scraping6.04  ±2.27a2.78  ±  0.94a47  ±  0.02a
peeled and scraping6.80  ±  0.20b4.27  ±  0.30b63  ±  0.03b
unpeeled 16-g needle6.24  ±  0.85ab  2.29  ±  0.45ab36  ±  0.08c
peeled 16-g needle8.21  ±  0.68c3.16  ±  0.34c  39  ±  0.01c
unpeeled Tuohy needle5.76  ±  0.30a  3.15  ±  0.76ad57  ±  0.10d
peeled Tuohy needle6.83  ±  1.15b  3.67  ±  0.77be56  ±  0.12d

Values with different superscripts within the same column differ (P<.05).

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