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Table 1 Periparturient dairy cows of the study, their disease, mean age (years) and lactation stage (weeks postpartum)

From: Metabolomic biomarkers correlating with hepatic lipidosis in dairy cows

Group N Diseases (number of affected animals) Age years ± S.D. Lactation weeks ± S.D.
1 6 Displaced abomasum (3), bronchopneumonia (2), ileus (1) 7.2 ± 1.8 1.8 ± 0.7
2 10 Low grade hepatic lipidosis (10) and, in addition, displaced abomasum (3), bronchopneumonia (1), retained placenta (1), mastitis (1) 5.1 ± 1.7 2.9 ± 2.1
3 7 Medium grade hepatic lipidosis (7) and, in addition, displaced abomasum (2) and bronchopneumonia (1) 5.2 ± 2.4 2.3 ± 0.7
4 5 Severe hepatic lipidosis (5) and, in addition, displaced abomasum (2) and bronchopneumonia (1) 5.5 ± 0.8 4.2 ± 1.3
  1. The 28 animals were from 27 different farms, i.e., only two cows of group 3 came from the same farm.