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Table 1 Parameters in ruminal fluid during 7 h of anaesthesia

From: Analysis of pH and electrolytes in blood and ruminal fluid, including kidney function tests, in sheep undergoing long-term surgical procedures

Variable Time since induction of anaesthesia (h)
1 4 7
pH 7 [7–7.3] 6.75 [6.5–7] 6.5* [6.2–6.7]
Sodium in mmol/L 115.1 [108.2–120.8] 108.6 [96.4–114] 109.9 [94.8–114.4]
Potassium in mmol/L 22.75 [19.9–23.4] 22.9 [20.28–23] 23.4 [20.4–25.8]
Chloride in mmol/L 10 [10–11.8] 14.5 [11.3–18.3] 11 [10–12]
Total calcium in mmol/L 0.98 [0.75–2.66] 0.96 [0.6–1.79] 1.96 [1.2–2.69]
Phosphate in mmol/L 22.11 [20.26–30.01] 21.98 [20.57–31.27] 23.24 [19.17–34.4]
l-Lactate in mmol/L 0.16 ± 0.05 0.15 ± 0.05 0.16 ± 0.05
d-Lactate in mmol/L 0.15 [0.13–0.17] 0.16 [0.13–0.18] 0.13 [0.13–0.23]
No. of individuals n = 8 n = 8 n = 7
  1. Data expressed as mean ± standard deviation or median [interquartile range]
  2. * Significant difference to hour one, P = 0.023