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Table 1 Hematological parameters of infected and non-infected cows

From: Hemotrophic mycoplasma in Simmental cattle in Bavaria: prevalence, blood parameters, and transplacental transmission of ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma haemobos’ and Mycoplasma wenyonii

Parameter Infection negative (n = 163) Infection total (n = 246) ‘Candidatus Mycoplasma haemobos’ (n = 231) Mycoplasma wenyonii (n = 35) Co-infection (n = 20)
Hct (%)
 Median 28.20 27.50 27.60 27.10 28.85
 2. Quartile 25.95 25.50 25.50 26.10 26.90
 4. Quartile 30.25 29.70 29.80 29.65 30.30
Hb (g/dL)
 Median 9.9 9.65 9.7 9.60 9.95
 2. Quartile 9.1 9.00 9.0 9.15 9.40
 4. Quartile 10.5 10.40 10.4 10.30 10.40
Retic (× 103/µL)
 Median 3.50 3.5 3.5 3.60 4.1
 2. Quartile 2.70 2.6 2.6 2.60 3.2
 4. Quartile 4.65 4.7 4.8 4.35 5.4
RBC (× 106/µL)
 Median 5.70 5.84 5.84 5.81 5.86
 2. Quartile 5.35 5.43 5.44 5.38 5.41
 4. Quartile 6.25 6.32 6.33 6.19 6.33
MCV (fL)
 Median 48.50 46.8** 46.70** 48.00 47.45
 2. Quartile 45.60 44.6 44.60 44.85 45.00
 4. Quartile 52.35 50.6 50.65 50.80 52.20
MCH (pg)
 Median 17.2 16.5** 16.5** 16.60* 16.35
 2. Quartile 16.2 15.6 15.6 15.65 15.85
 4. Quartile 18.1 17.4 17.4 17.40 17.60
MCHC (g/dL)
 Median 34.9 35.1 35.10 34.80 34.60
 2. quartile 34.1 34.2 34.20 34.00 33.65
 4. quartile 35.8 36.0 35.95 35.65 35.40
WBC (G/L)
 Median 6.56 7.06* 7.09* 6.96 7.69*
 2. Quartile 5.77 6.18 6.18 6.48 6.60
 4. Quartile 7.74 8.40 8.46 8.21 8.47
  1. Difference from “infection negative”: * P < 0.05; ** P < 0.01