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Table 3 Least Square Mean values ± Standard Error of blood gases as well as various acid-base parameters in buffalo calves with abomasal impaction compared with clinically healthy controls

From: Significance of clinical observations and biochemical alterations in buffalo calves with dietary abomasal impaction

Variables Control (n = 10) Survivors (n = 11) Non-Survivors (n = 9)
pH (mmHg) 7.36 ± 0.001a 7.48 ± 0.006b 7.56 ± 0.14c
PCO2 (mmHg) 36.20 ± 0.42a 47.27 ± 0.76b 51.00 ± 0.69c
PO2 (mmol/L) 96.60 ± .748c 85.18 ± .872b 80.78 ± .925a
HCO3(mmol/L) 24.40 ± 0.34a 35.73 ± 0.82b 40.44 ± 0.71c
BE (mmol/L) 0.20 ± 0.19a 10.36 ± 0.73b 13.89 ± 0.81c
Anion Gap (mmol/L) 16.51 ± 0.49a 21.21 ± 0.69b 28.36 ± 1.83c
  1. a, b, c: Variables with different superscript in the same row are significantly different at P < 0.05. PCO 2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide tension, PO 2 partial pressure of oxygen tension, BE base excess