Total follicular populations in ewes of high and low ovulation rates.

@article{Cahill1979TotalFP,
  title={Total follicular populations in ewes of high and low ovulation rates.},
  author={L. Cahill and Jean C. Mariana and Patricia Maule{\'o}n},
  journal={Journal of reproduction and fertility},
  year={1979},
  volume={55 1},
  pages={
          27-36
        }
}
The total ovarian follicular populations were studied in two breeds of ewes which differed greatly in their ovulation rates. Thus 8 Romanov (mean ovulation rate 3.1) and 12 Ile-de-France ewes (mean ovulation rate 1.4) were ovariectomized at oestrus during the breeding season. Each right ovary and 3 left ovaries were sectioned at 7 micron and examined microscopically. The number of small follicles, i.e. with 2 or less layers of granulosa cells, was estimated by a tested sampling procedure whilst… CONTINUE READING
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