Some observations on the effects of age of calves on the phagocytosis and killing of Staphylococcus aureus by polymorphonuclear leucocytes.

@article{Woldehiwet1990SomeOO,
  title={Some observations on the effects of age of calves on the phagocytosis and killing of Staphylococcus aureus by polymorphonuclear leucocytes.},
  author={Zerai Woldehiwet and Tim G. Rowan},
  journal={The British veterinary journal},
  year={1990},
  volume={146 2},
  pages={165-70}
}
The effects of age on bovine polymorphonuclear (PMN) cell function were investigated by comparing the efficiencies of phagocytosis and killing of Staphylococcus aureus by peripheral blood leucocytes sequentially obtained from 15 calves between the ages of less than 1 and 84 days. One group of seven calves was kept in a controlled environmental chamber with air temperature of 5 degrees C and 58% relative humidity (RH) and another group of eight calves was kept at 16 degrees C and 58% RH. The… CONTINUE READING