The suitability of echotexture characteristics of the follicular wall for identifying the optimal breeding day in mares.

@article{Gastal1998TheSO,
  title={The suitability of echotexture characteristics of the follicular wall for identifying the optimal breeding day in mares.},
  author={Eduardo L Gastal and Melba de Oliveira Gastal and O. J. Ginther},
  journal={Theriogenology},
  year={1998},
  volume={50 7},
  pages={1025-38}
}
Ultrasonically detected changes in the equine preovulatory follicle were characterized for the 3 d preceding ovulation early (n = 47) and late (n = 14) in the ovulatory season. Values for the following follicle end points increased progressively over the 3 d: diameter, incidence of nonspherical shape, echogenicity of the apparent granulosa layer, and prominence of an anechoic layer beneath the granulosa. The latter 2 echotexture end points were scored from 1 to 3 (minimal to maximal). Follicle… CONTINUE READING