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Figure 1: Phases of normal oestrus cycles. The estrous cycle lasts 4–5 days and is characterized as: Proestrus: Predominance of nucleated epithelial cells, Oestrus: Primarily consist of enucleated cornified cells, Metestrus: Consist of same proportion of leukocytes, cornified and epithelial cells, Diestrus: Predominance of leukocytes

Figure 1: Phases of normal oestrus cycles. The estrous cycle lasts 4–5 days and is characterized as: Proestrus: Predominance of nucleated epithelial cells, Oestrus: Primarily consist of enucleated cornified cells, Metestrus: Consist of same proportion of leukocytes, cornified and epithelial cells, Diestrus: Predominance of leukocytes