Table 4

Serum levels of glucose, potassium, sodium and chloride in Holstein dairy cows during transition period

Glucose
(mmol/L)
Potassium
(mmol/L)
Sodium
(mmol/L)
Chloride
(mmol/L)
3 weeks prior EDD2.75±0.12 a 3.73±0.31 a 137.44±12.01 a 93.10±6.17 a
At the day of parturition2.51±0.16 b 5.74±0.76b 175.96±15.51b 119.60±5.79 b
3 weeks post-partum2.26±0.14c 3.61±0.84 a 156.17±10.55a 99.5±5.15 a

Wilks' Lambda test for time

p=0.004

p=0.001

p=0.602

p=0.001
  • a,b,c: Variables with different superscript letter in the same column are significantly different at p < 0.05.

  • EDD, expected date of delivery.