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Table 3 Serum acute phase proteins according to SINS grades

From: Inflammation and necrosis syndrome is associated with alterations in blood and metabolism in pigs

Parameter Age group SINS low SINS med SINS high r P
Haptoglobin (g/L) SP 82.8 ± 37.9 69.7 ± 61.4 51.9 ± 15.9 −0.308 0.001
WP 88.6 ± 72.2 107.0 ± 90.5 125.5 ± 181.3 0.042 n.s.
FA 416.0 ± 331.8 370.4 ± 230.7 491.8 ± 399.6 0.051 n.s.
CRP (nmol/L) SP 13.3 ± 17.3 21.1 ± 34.9 30.1 ± 34.1 0.258 0.005
WP 103.8 ± 55.4 109.3 ± 56.9 112.9 ± 56.6 0.033 n.s.
FA 106.2 ± 56.6 135.6 ± 45.4 150 ± 0 0.229 0.020
Fibrinogen (g/L) SP 1.05 ± 0.19 1.13 ± 0.44 1.12 ± 0.21 0.103 n.s.
WP 1.66 ± 0.44 1.71 ± 0.53 1.77 ± 0.93 − 0.053 n.s.
FA 1.87 ± 0.63 2.93 ± 0.89 3.33 ± 0.24 0.453 < 0.001
  1. CRP C-reactive protein, SP suckling piglets, WP weaners, FA fatteners, r correlation coefficient for the respective parameters with the SINS scores, P significance of r, n.s. not significant