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The Effect of Fungal Glucane Administration on the Level of Delayed Skin Hypersensitivity and Phagocytic-Activity of Blood Leukocytes in Calves

PAULIK S, BAJOVA V, MOJZISOVA J
Veterinarni Medicina 37, 1992, 577-585

The level of delayed skin hypersensitivity (DSH) was evaluated in vivo after dinitrofluorobenzene induction (3rd and 7th week of the experimental) while the level of phagocytic activity (FA) of blood leucocytes (in weekly intervals during six weeks of observation) was evaluated in calves (4.5 to 5.5 moths of age) after administration of particular fungal glucane (from oyster mushroom) at a dose of 10 mg/kg live weight. In calves which were administered glucane (abbr. G), a significantly stronger cell-mediated immune response was recorded by means of DSH test in the 3rd week of observation, namely in comparison with its starting value (P < 0.01) and also with the value of control animals (P < 0.01


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