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Table 2 Prostaglandin F metabolite, body temperature, hematological and blood chemistry data of the 19 bitches studied. P-values denote results of unpaired t-tests for differences between the two groups.

From: Pyometra in Bitches Induces Elevated Plasma Endotoxin and Prostaglandin FMetabolite Levels

   Control    Pyometra   P-value
  n Mean ± SD Range n Mean ± SD Range  
PG-metabolite (nmol l-1)a 9 0.9 ± 0.6 0.2–2.1 10 9.8 ± 7.1 0.8–24.7 0.002
Temp (°C)b 8 38.4 ± 0.47 37.6–39.0 10 39.2 ± 0.6 38.4–40.2 0.006
Hb (g l-1)c 9 143 ± 20.5 116–184 10 117 ± 25 83–162 0.024
PCV (%)d 9 0.39 ± 0.05 0.33–0.48 10 0.34 ± 0.07 0.23–0.46 0.066
WBC (_109 l-1)e 9 8.0 ± 2.2 5.4–12.1 10 30.2 ± 18.4 8.0–75.2 0.002
BN (×109 l-1)f 9 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0–0.0 10 8.3 ± 7.2 0.0–24.1 0.003
SN (_109 l-1)g 9 5.8 ± 1.4 4.1–8.8 10 14.8 ± 9.1 5.2–35.3 0.009
Lymp (_109 l-1)h 9 0.97 ± 0.45 0.4–1.6 10 1.8 ± 1.8 0.3–6.0 0.221
Mono (_109 l-1)i 9 0.7 ± 0.3 0.3–1.4 10 4.8 ± 4.1 0.6–12 0.008
Urea (mmol l-1) 9 4.3 ± 1.6 1.3–7.1 10 3.7 ± 1.4 1.3–5.8 0.410
Crea (_mol l-1)j 9 73 ± 17 46–102 10 68 ± 14 51–90 0.468
Glu (mmol l-1)k 8 5.7 ± 1.4 3.9–8.3 6 5.1 ± 1.0 4.1–7.0 0.358
BA (_mol l-1)l 8 2.3 ± 1.5 0.5–5.0 10 6.0 ± 4.2 1.2–13.6 0.033
Prot (g l-1)m 8 62 ± 6 53–70 9 68 ± 7 54–79 0.062
Alb (g l-1)n 8 28 ± 5 23–35 9 19 ± 3 12–22 0.000
A/Go 6 1 ± 0 0.5–0.9 9 0 ± 0 0.2–0.6 0.000
Alpha-1 (%)p 8 6 ± 3 2–8 9 6 ± 1 5–7 0.624
Alpha-2 (%)p 8 7 ± 3 4–11 9 10 ± 2 7–15 0.029
Beta-1 (%)p 8 7 ± 2 4–10 9 11 ± 4 4–18 0.011
Beta-2 (%)p 8 8 ± 2 6–11 9 9 ± 2 6–14 0.331
Gamma (%)p 8 6 ± 2 3–9 8 12 ± 3 8–16 0.000
  1. aPG-metabolite = prostaglandin F metabolite; bTemp = body temperature; cHb = hemoglobin; dPCV = packed cell volume; eWBC = white blood cell count; fBN = band neutrophils; gSN = segmented neutrophils; hLymp = lymphocytes; iMono = monocytes jCrea = creatinine; kGlu = glucose; lBA = bile acids; mProt = total serum protein; nAlb = albumin; oA/G = albumin/globulin ratio; pAlpha-1, Alpha-2, Beta-1, Beta-2, Gamma = respective serum protein fraction.