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Table 4 Mean haematological variables of our study compared with the literature

From: Haematological reference intervals of sows at end gestation in ten French herds, the impact of parity on haematological parameters and the consequences on reproductive performance

Variables Unit Mean Thorn CE., 2010 [2] Ježek et al., 2018 [3] Bhattarai et al., 2019 [4]
Stage   5-12 days before parturition 2 weeks or less before parturition Gestation Mid-gestation (between 56-70 days of gestation)
RBC 1012/L 5.8 5.7 5.62 6.14
Hb g/dL 12.1 12.6 11.6 12.03
HCT % 39.7 40.0 34.9 -
MCV fl 68.6 70.0 62.2 63.4
MCH pg 21.0 - 20.6 -
MCHC g/dL 30.5 31.6 33.2 31.04
WBC 109/L 12.1 15.6 15.21 15.44
Neutrophils % 59.3 39.0 - 38.4
Eosinophils % 7.7 0.7 7.0 7.4
Monocytes % 4.8 6.0 1.0 4.2
Lymphocytes % 28.2 52.0 43.0 47.8
PLT 109/L 225.8 - 274 -
  1. RBC red blood cell count, Hb haemoglobin, HCT haematocrit, MCV mean corpuscular volume, MCH mean corpuscular haemoglobin, MCHC mean corpuscular haemoglobin concentration, WBC white blood cell count, PLT platelet count