Alterations in bovine lymphocyte function during the periparturient period
Lymphocytes from 8 Holstein heifers were evaluated during the periparturient period for mitogen-induced lymphocyte blastogenic responses. Phytohemagglutinin P- and concanavalin A-induced lymphocyte blastogenesis increased 2 and 3 weeks before parturition, respectively. However, by the rust week after parturition, lymphocyte blastogenesis was markedly impaired.
This article is published as Kehrli Jr, Marcus E., Brian J. Nonnecke, and James A. Roth. "Alterations in bovine lymphocyte function during the periparturient period." Am. J. Vet. Res 50, no. 2 (1989): 215-220.