The immunophysiological basis for vaccinating ruminants against mastitis

Aust Vet J. 1985 May;62(5):145-53. doi: 10.1111/j.1751-0813.1985.tb07276.x.

Abstract

The roles of humoral and cellular defence mechanisms in protection of the mammary gland against bacterial infection are reviewed. Effective protection depends on opsonisation of pathogens and subsequent phagocytosis by neutrophils. A concomitant requirement for protection is the rapid infiltration of neutrophils into the infected gland. Immunological studies have shown the need to prime animals against antigens expressed by bacteria when they grow in vivo. Vaccination procedures which promote these mammary defence mechanisms are discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle
  • Female
  • Goats*
  • Immunity, Cellular
  • Immunization / veterinary
  • Immunoglobulins / immunology
  • Mammary Glands, Animal / immunology
  • Mastitis / immunology
  • Mastitis / prevention & control
  • Mastitis / veterinary*
  • Mastitis, Bovine / immunology
  • Mastitis, Bovine / prevention & control*
  • Phagocytosis
  • Pregnancy
  • Sheep
  • Sheep Diseases / immunology
  • Sheep Diseases / prevention & control*
  • Staphylococcal Infections / veterinary
  • Streptococcal Infections / veterinary
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Vaccination / veterinary*

Substances

  • Immunoglobulins