Table 2

Spearman and partial correlation coefficients for selected blood variables from healthy cows and cows with fatty liver below and above the diagonal, respectively
Par Lact Aryl AST ALP LCAT TBil NEFA BHBA T.CHOL HDL VLDL LDL TG FC CE PL TP ALB BUN Ca Mg
Para 1 .96** .83** .49** .37** .36** .45** .48** .40** .23*
Lact .97** 1 .85** .22* .49** .32** .38** .42** .48** .38** .27*
Aryl .97** .96** 1 .23* .29* .31* .44** .43** .28* .38** .44** .32** .33**
AST -.50** -.48** -.47** 1 .25*
ALP .33** .31** .34** 1 .32**
LCAT .27* .28** .28** 1 .51** .61** .41** .51** .43**
TBil -.65** -.64** -.63** .56** -.31** 1 .63** .50**
NEFA -.66** -.65** -.65** .64** -.35** -.23* .83** 1 .52**
BHBA -.56** -.55** -.55** .67** .76** .72** 1 .37**
T.CHOL .82** .81** .81** -.55** .34** .37** -.70** -.70** -.58** 1 .39** .90** .87** .99** .80** .46**
HDL .62** .60** .63** -.38** .52** -.50** -.54** -.45** .74** 1 .31** .40** .35** .41** .31** .27*
VLDL .32** .30* .30** -.37** -.36** -.25* -.33** .44** 1
LDL .72** .73** .70** -.50** .50** -.57** -.62** -.44** .89** .43** .44** 1 .80** .89** .71** .30*
TG .24* .22* .25* -.26* -.29** .33** 1** .44** 1 .81** .72** .29*
FC .79** .76** .76** -.54** .32** .35** -.64** -.66** -.53** .88** .63** .42** .84** .29** 1
CE .81** .80** .81** -.55** .35** .35** -.69** -.70** -.58** .99** .74** .43** .89** .32** .83** 1 .79** .48**
PL .77** .76** .76** -.48** .28* .38** -.69** -.67** -.55** .91** .64** .37** .83** .25* .84** .89** 1 .36** -.33**
TP 1 .24*
ALB .49** .50** .52** -.30** -.27* .55** .56** .30** .55** .24* .49** .56** .50** .38** 1 .24* .39**
BUN .23* .31** .26* .22* .37** 1
Ca .67** .65** .66** -.47** .43** -.62** -.53** -.53** .68** .67** .39** .60** .29** .63** .69** .64** .59** 1
Mg .46** .46** .46** -.43** .35** -.59** -.55** -.56** .58** .47** .31** .41** .21* .48** .59** .51** .41** .25* .55** 1

All correlations shown are significant (*P<0.05, **P<0.01).

Farid et al.

Farid et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2013 9:73   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-9-73

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