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Table 1 Rectal temperature and heart and respiratory rates in cattle with traumatic reticuloperitonitis

From: Clinical and laboratory findings in 503 cattle with traumatic reticuloperitonitis

Variable Finding Range Number of cattle Percent
Rectal temperature
(39.0 ± 0.7 °C)
(n = 503)
Normal 38.0–39.0 263 52
Decreased 36.4–37.9 23 5
Mildly increased 39.1–39.5 146 29
Moderately increased 39.6–40.0 45 9
Severely increased 40.1–41.3 26 5
Heart rate
(median = 76 bpm)
(n = 502)
Normal 60–80 348 69
Decreased 40–59 24 5
Mildly increased 81–100 108 22
Moderately increased 101–120 15 3
Severely increased 121–162 7 1
Respiratory rate
(median = 28 breaths per min) (n = 501)
Normal 21–40 357 71
Decreased 12–20 102 21
Increased 41–100 42 8