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Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine
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Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System- Ron Erskine

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This material was presented on November 11, 2010 as part of DAIReXNET's "Managing Somatic Cell Counts" webinar.

This material was presented on November 11, 2010 as part of DAIReXNET's "Managing Somatic Cell Counts" webinar.

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  • This material was presented as part of DAIReXNET’s 'Managing Somatic Cell Counts' webinar on November 11, 2010. All of our recorded webinars are available at: http://www.extension.org/pages/15830/archived-dairy-cattle-webinars
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  • 1. Mastitis: A Reaction of the Immune System RJ Erskine Michigan State University
  • 2. Mastitis
  • 3. Intramammary Infections •Infectious microbes • Primarily bacteria –Mycotic, algae •Teat end exposure, invasion
  • 4. Infection induces inflammation •Heat •Pain •Swelling •Edema •Leukocytosis Somatic Cell Counts
  • 5. Inflammation: Cytokines
  • 6. Phagocytes in the mammary gland • Low numbers (< 100 X of blood) • Target fat, protein • • Lactose …Not glucose (no energy) • Lower antibodies, opsonins Fat Protein S. aureus
  • 7. Primary Mammary Immunity
  • 8. Hyperkeratosis
  • 9. Clean, Dry, Comfortable Cows
  • 10. Never forget, this is about food

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