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Table 2 Mean number of spermatozoa in the oviductal segments of Beagle bitches 2 and 4 days after ovulation and vaginal insemination of one billion progressively motile spermatozoa

From: Distribution and viability of spermatozoa in the canine female genital tract during post-ovulatory oocyte maturation

  Two days after ovulation (n = 6) Four days after ovulation (n = 7)
  Left Right Total Left Right Total
Utero-tubal junction
Mean ± SD 5.0 ±6.3 313.2 ±614.9 318.2 ±614.8 4.0 ±8.5 12.0 ±20.4 16.0 ± 19.8
Range 0-14 0-1558 0-1561 0-23 0-51 0-51
Caudal oviduct
Mean ± SD 2.0 ±3.6 0.0 2.0 ±3.6 0.6 ±1.1 0.7 ±1.5 1.3 ±2.0
Range 0-9 0 0-9 0-3 0-4 0-5
Mid oviduct
Mean ± SD 0.2 ±0.4 0.2 ±0.4 0.3 ±0.5 0.4 ±1.1 1.7 ±2.9 2.1 ±2.8
Range 0-1 0-1 0-1 0-3 0-8 0-8
Infundibulum
Mean ± SD 0.7 ±0.8 0.3 ±0.8 1.0 ±1.3 0.0 0.1 ±0.4 0.1 ±0.4
Range 0-2 0-2 0-3 0 0-1 0-1
  1. In both oviducts collected from a bitch day 2 after ovulation no spermatozoa were found (see also Table1, bitch no. 5).