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Table 2 Blood chemistry values from kids that survived (SK; n = 16) and died (DK; n = 9) before 7 days of age

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

Parameter SK kids
Median (range)
DK kids
Median (range)
Na+ (mmol /L) 138 (128–142) 138 (121–143)
K+ (mmol /L) 4.2 (3.3–4.8) 4.4 (3.8–4.8)
Cl (mmol /L) 104 (96–112) 104 (93–111)
Glucose (mmol /L) 1.4 (1.1–7.5) 2.8 (1.1–8.3)
pH 7.22 (6.89–7.34) 7.00 (6.89–7.15)***
(n = 8)
HCO3 (mmol /L) 19 (15–25) 19 (15–25)
(n = 8)
tCO2 (mmol /L) 21 (16–26) 15 (12–26)
(n = 8)
BE (mmol /L) −9 (− 18 - -2) −18 (− 21 – - 3)*
(n = 8)
AnGap (mmol /L) 18 (12–23) 20 (9–26)
(n = 8)
pCO2 (mmHg) 46 (37–80) 62 (48–75)**
(n = 8)
PCV (%) 48 (34–75) 52 (29–55)
Total Protein (g /dL) 5 (4.6–5.5) 5 (4.5–5)
BUN (mmol/ L) 7.2 (3.6–8.6) 6.5 (5.0–17.6)
L – lactate(mmol /L) 5.6 (2.8–10) 16 (6.3–22)***
  1. AnGap Anion gap, BE Base excess, BUN Blood urea nitrogen, pCO2 partial pressure of carbon dioxide, PCV Packed cell volume, SK Kids that survived, DK Kids that died, tCO2 total carbon dioxide. Significance level at P < 0.05, *P < 0.05, **P < 0.005, ***P < 0.001