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Table 3 Results of serum biochemical and liver biopsy analyses in 27 animals at the first farm visit and in 11 animals at the second farm visit

From: Malnutrition as the cause of recumbency in suckler cows associated with Trypanosoma theileri infection

Variable Units Reference interval [45] Visit 1 mean (min.–max.) Visit 2 mean (min.–max.)
Magnesium mmol/L 0.9–1.32 0.8 (0.6–1.1) 0.7 (0.6–0.9)
Potassium mmol/L 3.9–5.2 5.6 (4.8–6.5) 5.3 (4.3–6.3)
AST U/L < 80 122 (95–169) 114 (94–143)
CK U/L < 150 251 (126–459) 160 (103–300)
Selenium (n = 8) µg/L > 80 43.1 (31.2–69.4) 77.9 (32.1–154.3)
Copper (n = 8) µmol/L 12.5–32.8 9.1 (6.5–11.7) 13.9 (9–17.8)
Glutathione peroxidase U/mL haematocrit 40–150   161 (68.3–220)
Copper in liver biopsy (n = 9) µg/g dry liver 100–600   77.9 (32.1–154.3)