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Table 1 The ewe-related characteristics for all treatment and control groups of cyclic Rideau Arcott x Polled Dorset ewes used in the transcervical embryo transfer (TCET) trial

From: Induction of cervical dilation for transcervical embryo transfer in ewes

Variable/Group Treatment Control
  12-h (n = 5) 24-h (n = 6) 12-h (n = 6) 24-h (n = 5)
Age (days) 1392 ± 171 (812 to 2121) 1686 ± 132 (1307 to 2066) 1293 ± 176 (958 to 2067) 1340 ± 65 (1241 to 1573)
Weight (kg) 79.0 ± 3.1 (71 to 80) 81.6 ± 3.3 (71 to 90) 78.4 ± 6.7 (52 to 102) 82.2 ± 4.2 (70 to 95)
Breed (% Rideau Arcott) 75.0 ± 7.2 (62.5 to 100) 50.0 ± 6.2 (31.3 to 68.8) 58.3 ± 8.5 (25 to 81.3) 62.5 ± 5.6 (43 to 75)
Parity 2.2 ± 0.5 (1 to 4) 3.0 ± 0.4 (2 to 4) 1.8 ± 0.5 (1 to 4) 1.6 ± 0.4 (1 to 3)
Lifetime lamb production (lambs/ewe) 4.7 ± 1.1 (2 to 9) 6.2 ± 1.0 (3 to 10) 3.7 ± 1.3 (1 to 9) 3.2 ± 1.1 (1 to 7)
Post-partum interval (days) 226 ± 1 (226 to 229) 295 ± 36 (227 to 451) 316 ± 45 (225 to 454) 399 ± 151 (226 to 1001)