Immune responses and plasma hormone concentrations in cold-exposed, xeranol-implanted calves.

@article{Kelley1984ImmuneRA,
  title={Immune responses and plasma hormone concentrations in cold-exposed, xeranol-implanted calves.},
  author={Keith W. Kelley},
  journal={American journal of veterinary research},
  year={1984},
  volume={45 12},
  pages={2617-21}
}
Hormonal involvement in the regulation of immune events was studied by exposing calves to cold air (-15 C) for 12 hours or by implanting animals with a growth promotant (xeranol) that is known to affect plasma hormone concentrations. Cold exposure significantly reduced serum IgM concentration by 23%, increased expression of tuberculin reactions to purified protein derivative by 60%, and augmented contact-sensitivity reactions to dinitrofluorobenzene by 31%. There was also a significant increase… CONTINUE READING

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