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Table 1 Differences in biochemical parameters between healthy control and Mycoplasma-infected partridges

From: Mycoplasma gallisepticum infection in the grey partridge Perdix perdix: outbreak description, histopathology, biochemistry and antioxidant parameters

Parameters Groups of birds
  Healthy control birds Mycoplasma-infected birds
AST (μkat/l) 4.88 ± 1.93 4.84 ± 1.35
ALP (μkat/l) 3.79 ± 1.64 3.42 ± 1.75
LDH (μkat/l) 2.55 ± 1.35 8.20 ± 3.47**
CK (μkat/l) 11.58 ± 13.30 (M 17.21 ± 15.60; F 5.94 ± 7.05**) 28.88 ± 18.13**
ALT (μkat/l) 0.69 ± 0.13 0.62 ± 0.26
TP (g/l) 38.62 ± 7.99 (M 36.52 ± 5.36; F 40.76 ± 9.59*) 54.16 ± 9.64**
T-CHOL (mmol/l) 3.17 ± 1.00 3.70 ± 0.83
HDL-CHOL (mmol/l) 2.30 ± 0.75 (M 2.54 ± 0.80; F 2.06 ± 0.63**) 1.95 ± 0.40
TG (mmol/l) 1.31 ± 0.65 1.02 ± 0.80
GLU (mmol/l) 18.90 ± 2.60 21.68 ± 4.91*
AMY (μkat/l) 3.50 ± 1.47 5.98 ± 1.52**
UAC (μmol/l) 608.46 ± 418.91 918.66 ± 445.45
Ca (mmol/l) 2.63 ± 0.25 2.84 ± 0.22
P (mmol/l) 0.98 ± 0.41 1.09 ± 0.50
  1. Values represent mean ± SD; n = 88 in healthy control birds (44 males and 44 females), n = 10 in Mycoplasma-infected birds; * = p < 0.05, ** = p < 0.01; significant gender differences shown where appropriate. AST = aspartate aminotransferase, ALP = alkaline phosphatase, LDH = lactate dehydrogenase, CK = creatine kinase, ALT = alanine aminotransferase, TP = total protein, T-CHOL = total cholesterol, HDL-CHOL = high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, TG = triglycerides, GLU = glucose, AMY = amylase, UAC = uric acid, Ca = calcium, P = phosphorus, M = male, and F = female.