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Table 8 Success of therapy (correction of acidosis) in 121 diarrheic calves depending on alterations in posture/ability to stand on admission

From: Construction and validation of a decision tree for treating metabolic acidosis in calves with neonatal diarrhea

Posture/ability to stand on admission Successfully treated Not successfully treated
n n
Standing up by itself 6 1
Standing up after encouragement 51 2
Standing securely after lifting 7 0
Standing insecurely, able to correct position if pushed 13 1
Standing insecurely, not able to correct position if pushed 20 9
Sternal recumbency 7 0
Lateral recumbency 4 0
  1. Differences between groups are statistically significant (p = 0.007).