Development of Method for Early Diagnosis of Mastitis in Dairy Cows by Chemiluminescence
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The chemiluminescence (CL) assay measures the ability of a phagocyte to produce light. Milk CL assay can detect an early stage of mastitis precisely because phagocytic leukocytes, such as neutrophils, accumulate in milk as a protective initial reaction after bacterial invasion. Based on the emission of CL by phagocytic leukocytes in milk, we developed a method to diagnose mastitis at an early stage.
- Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly: JARQ
Japan Agricultural Research Quarterly: JARQ 35(2), 131-136, 2001
Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences