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Table 7 Venous blood gas analysis in cattle with traumatic reticuloperitonitis

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

Variable (median; mean ± sd) Finding Number of cattle Percent
pH (n = 474)
7.42 ± 0.05
Normal (7.41–7.45) 216 46
Decreased (7.20–7.40) 170 36
Increased (7.46–7.58) 88 18
pCO2 (n = 472)
(median = 43.3 mmHg)
Normal (35–45) 254 54
Decreased (24.1–34.9) 45 9
Increased (45.1–75.6) 173 37
HCO3 (n = 474)
(median = 26.5 mmol/l)
Normal (20.0–30.0) 354 75
Decreased (10.0–19.9) 25 5
Increased (30.1–58.9) 95 20
Base excess (n = 464)
(median = 3.1 mmol/l)
Normal (−2 bis + 2) 127 27
Decreased (−9.1 bis −2.1) 65 14
Increased (2.1 bis 28.8) 272 59