Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-1-1994

Journal or Book Title

Poultry Science

Volume

73

Issue

11

First Page

1763

Last Page

1765

DOI

10.3382/ps.0731763

Abstract

Cutaneous basophil hypersensitivity response to phytohemagglutinin (PHA) is frequently used as a measure of cell-mediated immune response in chickens. Several anatomical sites have been used to measure this response. No correlation between response level at different sites, however, has been reported. This study compares responses to PHA by using two different injection sites (wing web and interdigital skin of the foot) in White Leghorn chickens. Response at each individual site was comparable whether the bird received a PHA injection at that site alone or at both sites. Correlations between responses at the two sites were not different from zero [–.1733 (P = .44)]. These data indicate that caution must be exercised in comparing cell-mediated immune responses when different PHA injection sites have been used to assess response.

Comments

This article is published as Kean, R. P., and S. J. Lamont. "Effect of injection site on cutaneous basophil hypersensitivity response to phytohemagglutinin." Poultry Science 73, no. 11 (1994): 1763-1765. DOI: 10.3382/ps.0731763. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

Poultry Science Association Inc.

Language

en

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