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Table 3 Association between laboratory measures and various respiratory troubles in 26 calves with ultrasound lung score ≥ 1 and clinical respiratory score ≥ 5

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

Variable Emphysema (n = 5) Interstitial pulmonary syndrome (n = 5) Bronchopneumonia (n = 10) Pleurisy (n = 6) P-value
RBCs (× 1012/L) 7.7 ± 0.23 7.9 ± 0.33 8.4 ± 0.37 8.9 ± 0.32 0.153
PCV (%) 28 ± 0.9 30 ± 1 28 ± 0.8 29 ± 1 0.686
Hemoglobin (g/L) 99 ± 2 101 ± 1.2 97 ± 3 100 ± 2.6 0.772
WBCs (×109/L) 7.5 ± 0.3 12.2 ± 0.4 11.1 ± 1.1 13.3 ± 0.6 0.006
Total proteins (g/L) 60 ± 1.3 61 ± 0.8 66 ± 2.6 63 ± 3.1 0.366
Albumin (g/L) 29 ± 1.5 29 ± 1.7 25 ± 1.2 26 ± 1.7 0.139
Globulins (g/L) 31 ± 0.9 32 ± 1 41 ± 2.5 37 ± 3.5 0.058
AST (U/L) 62 ± 7.7 72 ± 7 81 ± 5.5 83 ± 6.1 0.175
GGT (U/L) 21 ± 2.1 20 ± 1 23 ± 1.5 21 ± 1 0.578
Arterial blood gas analysis
 pH 7.34 ± 0.01 7.33 ± 0.01 7.32 ± 0.01 7.35 ± 0.01 0.299
 PCO2 (mmHg) 64 ± 1 72 ± 2 62 ± 2 60 ± 3 0.004
 PO2 (mmHg) 53 ± 3 52 ± 2 55 ± 5 60 ± 4 0.163
 Bicarbonate (mmol/L) 27 ± 1.2 27 ± 1 30 ± 1.2 29 ± 1.3 0.322
 BE (mmol/L) 0.8 ± 0.9 0.4 ± 1.4 −0.7 ± 1.6 1.5 ± 0.8 0.694