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Table 1 Blood chemistry values from pregnancy toxaemia goats (n = 10) and their kids delivered by caesarean surgery (n = 25)

From: Blood lactate, pH, base excess and pCO2 as prognostic indicators in caesarean-born kids from goats with pregnancy toxaemia

Parameter Goats
Median (range)
Kids
Median (range)
Na + (mmol /L) 134 (123–142)*
p< 0.05
138 (121–143) *
K+ (mmol /L) 2.8 (2–3.4) 4.2 (3.3–4.8)
Cl- (mmol /L) 108 (104–115) 104 (93–112)
Glucose (mmol / L) 2.0 (1.1–3.0) 1.8 (1.1–8.3)
pH 7.12 (6.93–7.29) 7.16 (6.89–7.34)
(n = 24)
HCO3 (mmol /L) 7 (4–13) 19 (12–26)
(n = 24)
tCO2 (mmol /L) 8 (5–14) 20 (13–28)
(n = 24)
BE (mmol /L) −23 (− 14 - -28) −10 (− 20 – − 2)
(n = 24)
AnGap (mmol /L) 20 (10–27)*
p < 0.05
18 (9–26) *
(n = 24)
pCO2 (mm /Hg) 23 (16–30) 49 (37–80)
(n = 24)
PCV (%) 29 (20–50) 48 (29–75)
Total Protein g /dL) 7.9 (7–10) 5 (4.5–5.5)
BUN (mmol / L) 5.4 (4.0–18.7)**
P< 0.001
6.8 (5.0–17.6) **
BHB (mmol /L) 5 (4.2–8) NA
L – lactate (mmol /L) 1 (0.3–4.5) 6.5 (3–22)
  1. AnGap Anion gap, BE Base excess, BUN Blood urea nitrogen, NA Not applicable, pCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide, PCV Packed cell volume, PT Pregnancy toxaemia, tCO2 total carbon dioxide. Significance level at *P < 0.05, **P < 0.001
  2. The parameters (Na+, AnGap and BUN) in which there is an association between the maternal and foetal blood levels are represented in bold