Development of method for early diagnosis of mastitis in dairy cows by chemiluminescence

Hideyuki Takahashi, Masaharu Odai, Kenji Mitani, Shozo Arai, Nobuo Koizumi, Shigeki Inumaru, Yuichi Yokomizo

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The chemiluminescence (CL) assay measures the ability of a phagocyte to produce light. Milk CL assay can detect an early stage of mastitis precisely because phagocytic leukocytes, such as neutrophils, accumulate in milk as a protective initial reaction after bacterial invasion. Based on the emission of CL by phagocytic leukocytes in milk, we developed a method to diagnose mastitis at an early stage.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)131-136
Number of pages6
JournalJapan Agricultural Research Quarterly
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2001
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Ecology
  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science


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