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Table 1 Ovulatory response in rats with unilateral ovariectomy performed at 32 days of age.

From: Effects of acute unilateral ovariectomy to pre-pubertal rats on steroid hormones secretion and compensatory ovarian responses

Groups n FVE
(days)
Number of ova shed per ovary Ovulation rate
    Left Right  
Control 19 34.9 ± 0.5 4.2 ± 0.4 5.0 ± 0.5 13/19
L-LAP 10 38.1 ± 0.9* 5.1 ± 1.2 4.7 ± 0.5 8/10
L-ULO 17 39.5 ± 0.6 - 8.5 ± 1.0** 9/17
R-LAP 10 40.2 ± 1.2* 4.1 ± 0.7 4.8 ± 0.4 9/10
R-ULO 15 39.1 ± 0.9 7.7 ± 1.2** - 9/15
  1. Age of first vaginal estrus (FVE), number of ova shed (Mean ± S.E.M.) and ovulation rate. Data is presented for control animals, left (L-LAP) and right (R-LAP) laparotomy, left (L-ULO) and right (R-ULO) unilateral ovariectomy at 32 days of age. Animals were sacrificed at FVE.
  2. *p < 0.05 vs. control group (Kruskal-Wallis test followed by Mann-Whitney U-test).
  3. **p < 0.05 vs. its respective sham-surgery group (Mann-Whitney U-test).