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Activation of Vitamin D3 in Bovine Mastitis Caused by Streptococcus uberis

Authors
  • Corwin Nelson (Iowa State University)
  • Donald C. Beitz (Iowa State University)
  • John Lippolis (United States Department of Agriculture)

Abstract

Inflamed mammary tissue of three cows infected with Streptococcus uberis was found to have higher concentrations of 1α-hydroxylase than un-inflamed control mammary glands. Increased levels of 1α−hydroxylase resulted in increased production of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Therefore, vitamin D3 may have a role in the inflammation and resolution of bovine mastitis.

Keywords: ASL R2432

How to Cite:

Nelson, C., Beitz, D. C. & Lippolis, J., (2009) “Activation of Vitamin D3 in Bovine Mastitis Caused by Streptococcus uberis”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 6(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-951

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Published on
01 Jan 2009
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