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Table 2 Clinicopathological findings in 51 Bml-infected healthy dogs compared to Bml-infected sick dogs

From: The role of healthy dog carriers of Babesia microti-like piroplasms

Blood parameter (reference interval) Group n Mean ± SD 95% CI Percentile P-value
25th 50th 75th
Erythrocytes (5.50–8.50) × 106/µl Healthy 51 5.21 ± 1.20 4.87–5.55 4.33 5.66 6.05 ≤0.0001
Sicka 72 3.28 ± 1.63 2.89–3.66 2.16 2.77 4.32
Haematocrit (37.00–55.0)% Healthy 51 42.80 ± 11.13 39.67–45.93 34.90 43.40 49.30 ≤0.0001
Sicka 72 27.13 ± 11.91 24.32–29.92 18.60 23.45 36.20
Haemoglobin (12.00–18.00) g/dl Healthy 51 12.01 ± 2.83 11.21–12.80 9.80 12.70 13.90 ≤0.0001
Sicka 72 7.76 ± 3.75 6.87–8.64 5.00 6.50 10.20
MCV (60.00–76.00) fl Healthy 51 80.89 ± 8.85 78.40–83.38 75.80 82.20 86.80 0.495
Sicka 71 82.42 (8.25) 80.46–84.38 76.00 81.50 87.30
MCHC (32.00–36.00) g/dl Healthy 51 28.80 ± 3.08 27.93–29.67 26.90 28.50 29.80 0.456
Sicka 71 28.26 ± 2.61 27.64–28.88 26.70 28.20 29.70
Leukocytes (6–17) × 103/µl Healthy 51 11.55 ± 3.86 10.46–12.63 9.09 10.71 13.87 0.006
Sicka 72 14.42 ± 6.26 12.95–15.89 10.50 13.32 17.10
Platelets (200–500) × 103/µl Healthy 51 207.70 ± 105.76 177.96–237.45 147.00 192.00 251.00 0.021
Sicka 59 158.46 ± 90.35 134.90–182.00 90.00 165.00 218.00
Urea (21–59) mg/dl Healthy 51 41.01 ± 28.41 33.02–49.01 28.00 35.00 43.00 0.384
Sicka 71 60.49 ± 90.34 39.11–81.88 28.00 37.00 47.00
Creatinine (0.5–1.5) mg/dl Healthy 51 0.70 ± 0.35 0.60–0.80 0.50 0.60 0.80 0.255
Sicka 71 0.95 ± 1.35 0.63–1.27 28.00 37.00 47.00
Total proteins (4.8–7.8) g/dl Healthy 51 7.90 ± 1.06 7.60–8.20 7.20 7.80 8.30 ≤0.0001
Sicka 71 6.93 ± 1.09 6.67–7.19 6.20 6.90 7.80
ALT (26–89) UI/l Healthy 51 51.76 ± 56.50 35.90–67.65 26.00 37.00 55.00 0.006
Sicka 70 48.34 ± 110.43 22.01–74.67 20.00 28.00 42.00
AST (16–89) UI/l Healthy 51 42 ± 13.82 37.99–46.01 32.00 39.00 48.00
SDMA (0–14) µ/dl Healthy 48 15.42 ± 5.41 13.84–16.99 12.00 15.00 18.00
  1. Abbreviations: CI, confidence interval; SD, standard deviation
  2. aData reported previously by Miró et al. [9]