Ovulation-inducing factor in the seminal plasma of alpacas and llamas.

  title={Ovulation-inducing factor in the seminal plasma of alpacas and llamas.},
  author={Gregg P. Adams and M H Ratto and Wilfredo Huanca and J Singh},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  volume={73 3},
Studies were conducted to document the existence of an ovulation-inducing factor in the seminal plasma of alpacas (experiment 1) and llamas (experiment 2) and to determine if the effect is mediated via the pituitary (experiment 3). In experiment 1, female alpacas (n = 14 per group) were given alpaca seminal plasma or saline intramuscularly or by intrauterine infusion. Only alpacas that were given seminal plasma i.m. ovulated (13/ 14, 93%; P < 0.01). In experiment 2, ovulation was detected in 9… CONTINUE READING
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