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Table 1 Efficiency of the induction of pseudopregnancy with different dosages and timing of EDP treatment

From: An efficient protocol for inducing pseudopregnancy using estradiol dipropionate and follicular development associated with changes in reproductive hormones after prostaglandin F2alpha treatment in pseudopregnant sows

Category No. of pigs No. of pseudopregnancies (%)
Dosage*   
   0 mg 4 0 (0)a
   10 mg 4 1 (25.0)ab
   20 mg 5 4 (80.0)b
   30 mg 4 3 (75.0)ab
Timing   
   Day 5 5 3 (60.0)
   Day 8 5 4 (80.0)
   Day 11 4 4 (100)
   Day 13 5 2 (40.0)
  1. *Pigs were treated with each dosage of EDP once at 10-13 days after the onset of estrus.
  2. Pigs were treated with 20 mg EDP once at 5, 8, 11 or 13 days after ovulation.
  3. a, bValues with different superscripts within a column in the different dosage differ significantly (P < 0.05).