Avian inflammatory response: mediation by macrophages.

  title={Avian inflammatory response: mediation by macrophages.},
  author={Kirk C. Klasing},
  journal={Poultry science},
  volume={70 5},
The inflammatory response is one of the best defined components of nonspecific immunity in birds. Introduction of an immunogen into the skin or peritoneal cavity results in a characteristic series of local and systemic responses. Initially, locally produced chemotactic substances cause heterophils and monocytes to emigrate from the blood through postcapillary venules to the site of immunogen. Monocytes and heterophils phagocytize the immunogen and monocytes can initiate specific immunity… CONTINUE READING