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Table 1 Definition of progress from first examination of uterine size by rectal palpation 21 to 35 days post partum to second examination 14 days later.

From: Effects of a single administration of prostaglandin F2alpha, or a combination of prostaglandin F2alpha and prostaglandin E2, or placebo on fertility variables in dairy cows 3–5 weeks post partum, a randomized, double-blind clinical trial

First examination Second examination Definition of progress
under 1 examiners hand under 1 examiners hand physiologic
pelvic under 1 examiners hand healed
abdominal-delimitable under 1 examiners hand healed
abdominal-not delimitable under 1 examiners hand healed
all other combinations   delayed