Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Managing Physical Barriers to Infection

Dr. Don Sockett, University of Wisconsin, in a paper on applied immunology cataloged seven physical barriers to infection. Most of these are open to our management. Review these details in a new resource at www.calffacts.com. Click HERE to access this report. 

Healthy Calves: Managing Physical Barriers to Infection

  • Intact skin and mucous membranes 
  • Normal microbial flora 
  • Fatty acids in the skin 
  • Acid in the stomach (abomasum) 
  • Hair and cilia in the nasal and respiratory tract 
  • Enzymes in saliva, tears and intestine 
  • Coughing, sneezing, vomiting, urination, diarrhea

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