From 6 mares with chronic uterine infection, polymorphonuclear neutrophils (PMNs) were obtained from the uterus. In order to recover an adequate number of viable PMNs, 0.1 % oyster glycogen was infused into the uterus as a mild irritant 12 h prior to the uterine flushing. Phagocytosis and Chemotaxis of the uterine derived PMNs were determined. The supernatant from the uterine flushing was compared with autologous serum for its capacity as an opsonin and chemoatractant. There was a significant increase of both phagocytosis and Chemotaxis when autologous serum was used compared with the supernatant from the uterine flushing. This study indicates that autologous serum has a greater opsonizing capacity than uterine secretion from mares with chronic uterine infection. Since all mares conceived following this study, the use of oyster glycogen was not considered to have deleterious effect on the uterine mucosa.
|Translated title of the contribution||A Preliminary Study of Uterine Derived Polymorphonuclear Cell Function in Mares with Chronic Uterine Infections|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica|
|State||Published - Jun 1990|
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- Veterinary (all)