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Table 3 Clinical pathology and further diagnostic tests on three horses with right dorsal colitis

From: Right dorsal colitis in the horse: minireview and reports on three cases in Ireland

Horse Reference range 1 2 3
Packed cell volume L/L 0.3 - 0.5 0.27 0.27 0.27
White blood cell count × 10 9 /L 4.9 - 12.4 8.0 15.5 3.8
Neutrophils × 10 9 /L 2.1 - 7.4 5.6 10.5 1.41
Serum total protein g/L 55 - 75 17 36 40
Serum albumin g/L 27 - 37 9 14 18
Total serum calcium mmol/L 2.8 - 3.4 2.45 2.21 2.58
Urinalysis n/a Normal Normal Normal
Faecal Salmonella culture n/a Negative n/a Negative
Faecal occult blood n/a Positive Positive Positive
Worm egg count n/a Negative Negative Negative
Gastric ulceration present on gastroscopy n/a Negative Positive Negative
Abdominal fluid analyses     
   White blood cells x109/L <5.0 6.3 2.4 0.4
   Total protein g/L <25 30 32 15
Thickness of the wall of the right dorsal colon (ultrasound) cm <0.6 1.3 0.5 1.2