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Table 1.

Emu egg mass, embryonic mass, volume of drug injection, saline flush,total volume injected and estimated blood volume of embryonic emus during the study period

% IncubationEgg mass (g)Embryo wet mass (g)NEmbryo blood volume (ml)Drug volume (ml)Saline volume (ml)Total volume (ml)
60 580±11 44±2 3.05 0.60 0.12 0.51 
70 560±8 108±3 7.56 0.10 0.20 0.90 
80 559±9 172±5 12.07 0.10 0.20 0.90 
90 544±10 222±12 15.56 0.10 0.20 0.90 
% IncubationEgg mass (g)Embryo wet mass (g)NEmbryo blood volume (ml)Drug volume (ml)Saline volume (ml)Total volume (ml)
60 580±11 44±2 3.05 0.60 0.12 0.51 
70 560±8 108±3 7.56 0.10 0.20 0.90 
80 559±9 172±5 12.07 0.10 0.20 0.90 
90 544±10 222±12 15.56 0.10 0.20 0.90 

Blood volume is calculated as 7% of the wet mass of the embryo. Egg mass data and embryonic wet mass of the emu are presented as means ± S.E.M. and number of embryos (N) used for each percentage of incubation studied

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