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Table 2 Laboratory findings in calves with respiratory troubles (n = 35)

From: Comparative evaluation of ultrasonography with clinical respiratory score in diagnosis and prognosis of respiratory diseases in weaned dairy buffalo and cattle calves

  Buffalo calves Cattle calves
Control (n = 6) Emphysema (n = 8) Interstitial pulmonary syndrome (n = 7) Control (n = 6) Bronchopneumonia (n = 12) Pleurisy (n = 8)
RBCs (× 1012/L) 7.7 ± 0.2 7.8 ± 0.2 7.5 ± 0.3 7.8 ± 0.2 8.2 ± 0.3 8.5 ± 0.3
PCV (%) 30 ± 1 28 ± 0.9 28 ± 1 27 ± 1 28 ± 0.7 29 ± 0.9
Hemoglobin (g/L) 99 ± 2.2 98 ± 1.6 100 ± 0.9 96 ± 3 94 ± 3 98 ± 2.3
WBCs (× 109/L) 6.3 ± 0.2 7.8 ± 0.3** 11.7 ± 0.5** 7.7 ± 0.4 11 ± 1* 12.3 ± 0.8**
Total proteins (g/L) 60 ± 0.7 59 ± 1.4 60 ± 0.8 58 ± 1.5 64 ± 2.3* 63 ± 2.4
Albumin (g/L) 30 ± 0.5 29 ± 1 29 ± 0.6 26 ± 0.9 25 ± 1.1 26 ± 1.3
Globulins (g/L) 30 ± 0.4 30 ± 1 31 ± 1 32 ± 1.2 39 ± 2.5* 37 ± 2.6
AST (U/L) 45 ± 4 66 ± 6* 71 ± 6** 58 ± 6 77 ± 5* 76 ± 7*
GGT (U/L) 19 ± 0.8 22 ± 1.6 20 ± 0.7 24 ± 1.3 24 ± 1.4 23 ± 1.2
Arterial blood gas analysis
 pH 7.35 ± 0.002 7.34 ± 0.006 7.34 ± 0.004 7.36 ± 0.01 7.33 ± 0.01 7.36 ± 0.01
 PCO2 (mmHg) 50 ± 2.2 62 ± 1.5** 69 ± 1.3** 48 ± 5 60 ± 3* 57 ± 2.2*
 PO2 (mmHg) 85 ± 5 58 ± 3.3** 55 ± 2.3** 88 ± 8 62 ± 3** 66 ± 4*
 Bicarbonate (mmol/L) 27 ± 0.7 27 ± 1 26 ± 0.8 29 ± 1 30 ± 1.1 29 ± 1.6
 BE (mmol/L) 1.3 ± 0.5 0.4 ± 0.9 0.8 ± 0.6 2.2 ± 0.5 −0.1 ± 0.8 1.5 ± 0.6
  1. *or ** Means within a row of the same species are significantly different (P < 0.05) or (P < 0.01) from values of the corresponding control animals