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Table 5 Results of rumen fluid analysis in cattle with traumatic reticuloperitonitis

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

Variable Finding Number of cattle Percent
pH (n = 432)
median = 8
Normal (5.5–7.0) 118 28
Increased (7.1–10.0) 312 72
Methylene blue reduction (min.)
(n = 323)
Hyperreactive (<  3 Min.) 19 6
Moderately reactive (3–6 Min.) 68 21
Inactive (>  6 Min.) 236 73
Chloride concentration (n = 435)
median = 20 mmol/l
Normal (15–25) 234 54
Decreased (6–14) 88 20
Increased (26–99) 113 26