A longitudinal study of the changes in lymphocyte populations and their relationship to plasma cortisol levels in the perinatal sow.

@article{McCauley1983ALS,
  title={A longitudinal study of the changes in lymphocyte populations and their relationship to plasma cortisol levels in the perinatal sow.},
  author={Ian McCauley and P. E. Hartmann},
  journal={Journal of reproductive immunology},
  year={1983},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={229-37}
}
The total leucocyte count and proportion of lymphocytes, B lymphocytes and IgM-bearing (mu) lymphocytes and plasma cortisol were measured in 6 sows over the peripartum period. From these measurements the total lymphocyte, B and mu lymphocyte and non-mu lymphocyte counts were calculated. There was a significant rise in cortisol on day -1, 0 and 1 relative to parturition and a significant fall in the proportion and absolute count of the lymphocytes on days 0 and 1. There was a significant… CONTINUE READING