Summary and Implications
Inflamed mammary tissue of three cows infected with Streptococcus uberis was found to have higher concentrations of 1α-hydroxylase than un-inflamed control mammary glands. Increased levels of 1α−hydroxylase resulted in increased production of 1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D3. Therefore, vitamin D3 may have a role in the inflammation and resolution of bovine mastitis.
Iowa State University
Nelson, Corwin; Beitz, Donald C.; and Lippolis, John
"Activation of Vitamin D3 in Bovine Mastitis Caused by
Streptococcus uberis ,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 655, ASL R2432.
Available at: http://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol655/iss1/55