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Table 1 Final multivariable linear model for the association of clinical signs and broncho-alveolar lavage fluid characteristics with total nucleated cell count (cells × 109 L) in broncho-alveolar lavage fluid of 332 group-housed calves

From: Factors associated with lung cytology as obtained by non-endoscopic broncho-alveolar lavage in group-housed calves

Variable Category Regression coefficient β (SE) P-value LSM estimate (SE)
Intercept   1.6 (0.14) <  0.001  
Tracheal cough reflex Negative Referent   1.7 (0.04)
Positive 0.24 (0.07) 0.003 2.3 (0.08)
BALf blood staining Absent Referent   1.7 (0.04)
Present 0.26 (0.08) 0.002 2.4 (0.08)
Volume lavage fluid recovered (/mL)   0.03 (0.01) <  0.001 -
  1. BALf broncho-alveolar lavage fluid. Random herd effect was not significant (P = 0.12)