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Table 1 Rectal temperature and heart and respiratory rates in healthy control cows, cows with traumatic reticuloperitonitis (TRP) and cows with type 1 (U1), type 2 (U2), type 3 (U3), type 4 (U4) or type 5 (U5) abomasal ulcer (medians, 25 and 75% percentiles in brackets)

From: Diagnostic reliability of clinical signs in cows with traumatic reticuloperitonitis and abomasal ulcers

Variable Controls (n = 182) TRP (n = 500) U1 (n = 93) U2 (n = 144) U3 (n = 60) U4 (n = 86) U5 (n = 13)
Rectal temperature (°C) 38.9 (38.7–39.2) 39.0 (38.5–39.3) 38.9 (38.6–39.2) 38.9 (38.3–39.1) 39.1 (38.5–39.4) 38.9 (38.3–39.5) 38.9 (38.6–39.2)
Heart rate (beats/min) 72 (64–80) 761 (68–84) 801,2 (68–101) 1081,2,3,5 (96–122) 841,2 (76–99) 991,2 (76–116) 76 (69–90)
Respiratory rate (breaths/min) 27 (24–32) 28 (24–32) 281 (20–36) 291 (24–36) 28 (24–40) 321 (24–41) 29 (24–38)
  1. 1–5, P < 0.05, Kruskal Wallis test
  2. 1 Different from controls
  3. 2 Different from TRP
  4. 3 Different from U1
  5. 4 Different from U2
  6. 5 Different from U3