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Table 4 Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum protein profiles in donkeys (Equus asinus) (n = 40)

From: Collection of cerebrospinal fluid in 50 adult healthy donkeys (Equus asinus): clinical complications, and cytological and biochemical constituents

  Cerebrospinal fluid P-value  
Atlanto-occipital Lumbosacral Serum  
Variables mean ± SE Range 95% CI* mean ± SE Range 95% CI* mean ± SE Range 95% CI*
Total proteins (g/dL) 0.23 ± 0.04 0.1–0.6 0.15–0.3 0.19 ± 0.03 0.1–0.6 0.1–0.26 0.213 7.8 ± 0.3 6–9 7.2–8.3
Albumin (g/dL) 0.008 ± 0.001 0.003–0.013 0.005–0.01 0.007 ± 0.001 0.002–0.012 0.005–0.01 0.841 3.5 ± 0.12 2.4–4 3.2–3.7
Albumin quotient 0.23 ± 0.04 0.1–0.56 0.15–0.30 0.21 ± 0.03 0.06–0.36 0.15–0.27 0.709 NA
  1. *CI, Confidence interval