Classification of newly calved cows into moderate and severe responders to experimentally induced Escherichia coli mastitis.

@article{Messom1993ClassificationON,
  title={Classification of newly calved cows into moderate and severe responders to experimentally induced Escherichia coli mastitis.},
  author={G V Vandeputte-Van Messom and Christian Burvenich and E. Roets and A. M. Massart-Le{\"e}n and R. A. Heyneman and Wim D. J. Kremer and Ariel Brand},
  journal={The Journal of dairy research},
  year={1993},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={19-29}
}
In the present study newly calved cows were tentatively classified as moderate and severe responders to experimentally induced Escherichia coli mastitis based upon the reactive oxygen species (ROS)-generating capacity of their blood neutrophils before infection. The groups differed in blood and milk composition prior to infection. This initial classification was supported by the corresponding variation in clinical symptoms and in the changes in milk production and composition measured during… CONTINUE READING