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Table 2 Clinical and laboratory findings in the 23 septic and 8 non-septic bitches with pyometra

From: Increased concentrations of Serum amyloid A in dogs with sepsis caused by pyometra

  Pyometra   
Variable Septic mean ± SE (n) (range) Non-septic mean ± SE (n) (range) p value (ANOVA) Reference range
BT (°C) 39.2 ± 0.1 (23) (38.3-40.5) 38.6 ± 0.2 (8) (37.8-39.4) 0.005 38-39
RR (breaths per minute) 69 ± 14 (17) (15-260) 19 ± 22 (7) (16-32) 0.08 20-40
HR (beats per minute) 106 ± 4 (20) (72-150) 94 ± 9 (8) (80-110) 0.15 80-120
Hemoglobin (g/L) 132 ± 4 (23) (93-173) 116 ± 7 (8) (89-134) 0.06 132-199
Hematocrit (%) 37 ± 1 (28-40) 34 ± 2 (25-36) 0.2 38-57
WBC (×109/L) 24.2 ± 3.0 (23) (2.8-106.4) 16.7 ± 5.0 (8) (11.3-31.2) 0.2 5.8-16.0
Neutrophils (×109/L) 13.9 ± 2.6 (23) (1.4-85.1) 11.8 ± 4.4 (8) (7.1-22.5) 0.7 3.0-11.5
Band neutrophils (×109/L) 5.5 ± 0.7 (23) (0.6-4.4) 2.1 ± 1.3 (8) (0.6-18.1) 0.02 0.0-0.3
Lymphocytes (×109/L) 1.9 ± 0.2 (23) (0-4.9) 1.2 ± 0.4 (8) (0.2-2.4) 0.17 1.4-4.8
Monocyte (×109/L) 2.6 ± 0.3 (23) (0.2-6.4) 1.4 ± 0.4 (8) (0.2-4.4) 0.03 0.2-1.4
Eosinophils (×109/L) 0.3 ± 0.1 (23) (0-1.9) 0.2 ± 0.2 (8) (0-0.6) 0.7 0.1-1.2
Basophils (×109/L) 0 ± 0 (23) (0-0) 0.08 ± 0.03 (8) (0-0.6) 0.03 0.0-0.1
Bile acids (μmol/L) 4.5 ± 1.4 (23) (0.3-20.4) 4.9 ± 2.4 (8) (0.3-12.3) 0.9 0.0-12
ALT (μkat/L) 0.4 ± 0.1 (22) (0.05-1.3) 0.4 ± 0.1 (8) (0.2-0.7) 0.9 0.0-1.3
Glucose (mmol/L) 4.9 ± 0.2 (20) (2.9-6.8) 5.4 ± 0.4 (7) (2.9-7.3) 0.3 4.5-5.8
BUN (mmol/L) 3.6 ± 0.3 (23) (1.5-7.4) 2.8 ± 0.5 (8) (1.6-3.6) 0.3 2.5-8.8
Serum creatinine (μmol/L) 66 ± 3 (22) (48-100) 61 ± 5 (8) (41-81) 0.4 40-130
  1. BT = Body temperature, RR = Respiratory rate, HR = Heart rate, WBC = Total white blood cell count, ALT = Alanine aminotransferase, BUN = Blood urea nitrogen.
  2. Reference range (at the Clinical Pathology Laboratory, University Animal Hospital, Swedish University for Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala).
  3. Reference range by Ettinger and Feldman, Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2010 [41].