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Table 1 Case history, physical and laboratory examination data as recorded in 356 bitches with pyometra

From: Outcome of pyometra in female dogs and predictors of peritonitis and prolonged postoperative hospitalization in surgically treated cases

Variable In no of bitches/ total no of bitches with data recorded Proportion of bitches with respective finding (%)
Case history   
Vaginal discharge 237/309 76.7
Anorexia 193/280 69.0
Depression 225/356 63.0
Polydipsia 180/292 61.6
Polyuria 171/288 59.4
Vomiting 75/356 21.1
Lameness 56/342 16.4
Diarrhea 55/356 15.4
Urinary tract infection 19/342 5.6
Clinical findings   
Fever 96/301 31.9
Dehydration 94/356 26.4
Abdominal pain on palpation 81/356 22.7
Palpable enlarged uterus 67/356 18.8
Hyperemic mucous membranes 58/356 16.3
Pale mucous membranes 52/356 14.6
Hypothermia 12/301 4.0
Laboratory analyses   
Hematology   
Anemia 88/177 49.7
Neutrophilia 119/215 55.3
Leucocytosis 121/223 54.3
Monocytosis 108/213 50.7
Band neutrophils 31/208 14.9
Toxic neutrophils 21/223 9.4
Leucopenia 8/223 3.6
Neutropenia 8/215 3.7
Monocytopenia 7/213 3.3
Clinical chemistry   
Increased ALP 71/192 37.0
Increased bile acids 7/30 23.3
Increased lactate 2/20 10.0
Increased BUN 2/31 6.5
Increased creatinine 11/228 4.8
Hypoglycemia 7/156 4.5
Hyperglycemia 6/156 3.8
  1. Normal = Within the reference range for healthy bitches and for laboratory variables at the Clinical chemistry laboratory, University Animal Hospital, Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences, Sweden.
  2. Data listed includes the number of bitches/the total number of bitches with data recorded and proportion (%) with respective finding.