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Table 3 Overall means1 (95% confidence interval) of blood components before and after treatment of cows with parturient paresis and of "recumbent" cows2

From: Low cortisol levels in blood from dairy cows with ketosis: a field study

  Parturient paresis "Recumbent" cow
  Before After Before After
Glucose, mmol/l 5.2a
(4.5;6.0)
5.8a
(5.1;6.6)
6.1a
(4.2;8.8)
6.7a
(4.8;9.5)
Insulin, mU/l 4.6a
(3.3;6.3)
8.0b
(4.6;14.2)
8.6a
(3.8;19.8)
8.7a
(4.0;18.9)
Cortisol, nmol/l 78.0a
(58.8;103.4)
64.2b
(53.1;77.6)
96.7a
(66.1;141.4)
91.5a
(63.0;133.1)
NEFA3, mmol/l 0.8a
(0.6;1.0)
0.8a
(0.6;1.0)
0.7a
(0.4;1.0)
0.7a
(0.5;0.9)
  1. 1Geometric means for glucose, insulin and cortisol, i.e. back-transformed from a logarithmic scale
  2. 2See Table 1 for definition of the diagnoses
  3. 3NEFA = Non-esterified fatty acids
  4. Numbers within row and pair of columns with a common letter in the superscript does not differ significantly (p > 0.05)