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Table 1 Effect of administration of alpaca seminal plasma administered intramuscularly or by intrauterine infusion with or without endometrial curettage on ovulation and corpus luteum formation (mean ± SEM) in female alpacas.

From: Local versus systemic effect of ovulation-inducing factor in the seminal plasma of alpacas

  Intramuscular Intrauterine Intrauterine with curettage
  Seminal plasma Phosphate buffered saline Seminal plasma Phosphate buffered saline Seminal plasma Phosphate buffered saline
Follicle diameter at treatment (mm)* 8.0 ± 0.3 (n = 15) 8.2 ± 0.3 (n = 15) 8.1 ± 0.3 (n = 17) 8.0 ± 0.3 (n = 15) 8.3 ± 0.2 (n = 15) 8.4 ± 0.3 (n = 15)
Ovulation rate (%) 14/15a (93%) 0/15c (0%) 7/17b (41%) 0/15c (0%) 10/15ab (67%) 0/15c (0%)
CL diameter (mm) on Day 8 (Day 0 = treatment)* 9.3 ± 0.4 (n = 14) ---- 9.5 ± 0.3 (n = 7) ---- 9.4 ± 0.4 (n = 10) ----
  1. * No difference among groups (P ≥ 0.9)
  2. a,b,c Proportions with different superscripts are different (P < 0.01)