[Defense mechanisms of the bovine mammary gland].

Abstract

In the mammary gland of cattle there is a complex defense system of non-specific and specific reactions available preventing the invasion of pathogenic bacteria. Most infections occur via the teat canal, so teat canal keratin (SKK) is of particular importance in non-specific defense of the gland. The SKK serves as a physical barrier, and bacteriostatic and… (More)

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@article{Senft1991DefenseMO, title={[Defense mechanisms of the bovine mammary gland].}, author={Bj{\"o}rn Senft and Julia Neudecker}, journal={Tierarztliche Praxis}, year={1991}, volume={19 4}, pages={357-63} }