Table 7

Clinical parameters and the suckling behavior at the end of the study period in relation to the outcome of therapy
Clinical Scores Successfully treated Overdosed calves p value
(BE −5 to +5 mmol/l) (BE > +5 mmol/l)
n n
Posture
1 8 4
2 43 49 0.430
3 2 2
Behavior
1 24 24
2 27 31 0.326
3 2 0
Suckling reflex
1 23 22
2 25 20 0.129
3 5 13
Palpebral reflex
1 43 52 0.032
2 10 3
Degree of enophthalmos
1 44 48
2 7 6 0.761
3 2 1
Degree of skin tenting
1 20 15
2 17 25 0.469
3 14 14
4 2 1
Suckling behavior*
100% 37 36
50 - 99% 11 10 0.558
< 50% 5 9

* regarding the intake of the offered milk volume at the last feeding before the end of the study period.

Trefz et al.

Trefz et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:238   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-238

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