publication . Article . 2016

Does Heat Stress Affect Immune Function in Dairy Cows?

Mike Steele;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2016 Journal: Veterinary Evidence (issn: 2396-9776, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: RCVS Knowledge
Abstract
<p><strong>Clinical bottom line</strong></p><p>Heat stress appears to generally suppress innate immune function in both dry and lactating dairy cows. Immune effects that are decreased include cytokine production, proliferation of immune cells, migration of lymphocytes to the udder and cell viability. This may lead to an increase in the risk of clinical diseases such as mastitis and metritis. </p><br /> <img src="https://www.veterinaryevidence.org/rcvskmod/icons/oa-icon.jpg" alt="Open Access" /> <img src="https://www.veterinaryevidence.org/rcvskmod/icons/pr-icon.jpg" alt="Peer Reviewed" />
Subjects
free text keywords: heat stress, immunity, dairy, cattle, Veterinary medicine, SF600-1100, Immunology, Cytokine, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Viability assay, Metritis, medicine.disease, Mastitis, Sociology, Theology, Udder, medicine.anatomical_structure, Immune system, Innate immune system
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publication . Article . 2016

Does Heat Stress Affect Immune Function in Dairy Cows?

Mike Steele;