Neutrophil phagocytic and serum opsonic response of the foal to Corynebacterium equi.

@article{Hietala1987NeutrophilPA,
  title={Neutrophil phagocytic and serum opsonic response of the foal to Corynebacterium equi.},
  author={Sharon K. Hietala and A. A. Ardans},
  journal={Veterinary immunology and immunopathology},
  year={1987},
  volume={14 3},
  pages={279-94}
}
This study was undertaken to examine the neutrophil response to Corynebacterium (Rhodococcus) equi, and to assess the possibility of neutrophil immaturity or malfunction in predisposition to C. equi pneumonia in foals. Neutrophil phagocytosis of Corynebacterium (Rhodococcus) equi was studied in foals from birth to 6 months of age. Chemiluminescence (CL) and bactericidal assays were used to assay the phagocytic response of peripheral blood neutrophils to C. equi in vitro. Results of in vitro… CONTINUE READING