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Neutrophil β-defensin gene expression of postpartum dairy cows is altered by prepartum dietary cation-anion difference

Merriman, Kathryn E; Martinez, Natalia; Rodney Harris, Rachael; Block, Elliot; Santos, Jose E P; Nelson, Corwin D


The objective of this study was to evaluate expression of a cluster of genes encoding β-defensin antimicrobial peptides in neutrophils of postpartum cows in relation to prepartum dietary cation-anion difference (DCAD), vitamin D, and postpartum disease.

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Dairy Science
DOI: 10.3168/jds.2019-17216


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