Periparturient hypocalcemia in cows: effects on peripheral blood neutrophil and lymphocyte function.

@article{Kehrli1989PeriparturientHI,
  title={Periparturient hypocalcemia in cows: effects on peripheral blood neutrophil and lymphocyte function.},
  author={Marcus E. Kehrli and Jesse P. Goff},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={1989},
  volume={72 5},
  pages={1188-96}
}
Periparturient dairy cows are quite susceptible to intramammary infections and clinical mastitis, epidemiologic evidence indicates that parturient paresis (milk fever) greatly increases the risk of mastitis, although a causal relationship has not been established. In the present experiment the effects of hypocalcemia at parturition on the immune status of dairy cows were investigated. Ten healthy, multiparous Holstein cows were fed a high Ca diet prepartum to induce hypocalcemia at parturition… CONTINUE READING

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