Table 3

Median values for serum ALKP, ALT and bilirubin in English springer spaniels at diagnosis of CH and at first recheck (2–4 weeks after initiation of prednisolone 1–2 mg/kg/day)

Median value* at diagnosis (range)Median value* at first recheck (range)P value
ALKP8.5 (3.7–16.2)2.7 (1.1–8.3)0.0010
ALT10.8 (2.5–46.3)3.9 (0.8–14.7)0.0020
Bilirubin1.4 (0.3–27.9)0.45 (0.1–4.1)0.0156
  • *The values are reported as a multiple of the upper limit of the reference range.

  • ALKP, alkaline phosphatase; ALT, alanine aminotransferase.