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Table 5 Metabolic profile in cows with metritis (M group) and healthy control cows (CO group)

From: Evaluation of oxidant/antioxidant status, metabolic profile and milk production in cows with metritis

Variable CO group M group P value
(n = 8) (n = 21)
mean ± SD mean ± SD
BHB (mmol/l) 0.62 ± 0.14 0.87 ± 0.29 <  0.05
NEFA (mmol/l) 0.37 ± 0.19 0.75 ± 0.39 < 0.05
Ca (mmol/l) 2.37 ± 0.25 2.24 ± 0.24 >  0.05
AST (μkat/l) 1.21 ± 0.15 1.61 ± 0.37 < 0.05
Bilirubin (μmol/l) 2.4 ± 0.7 5.7 ± 1.5 < 0.001
  1. BHB beta-hydroxybutyrate, NEFA non-esterified fatty acids, AST aspartate aminotransferase, SD standard deviation