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Increased responsiveness to intravenous lipopolysaccharide challenge in steers grazing endophyte-infected tall fescue compared with steers grazing endophyte-free tall fescue

Filipov, N.M.; Thompson, F.N.; Stuedemann, J.A.; Elsasser, T.H.; Kahl, S.; Sharma, R.P.; Young, C.R.; Stanker, L.H.; Smith, C.K.

Journal of Endocrinology 163(2): 213-220

1999


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-0795
PMID: 10556770
DOI: 10.1677/joe.0.1630213
Accession: 003473834

The objective of this experiment was to investigate whether steers grazing endophyte-infected (E+, Neotyphodium coenophialum) fescue (Festuca arundinacea) have altered host response to lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin, LPS) challenge compared with steers grazing endophyte-free (E-) fescue. Angus steers (n=8) had continuously grazed either E+ (n=4) or E- (n=4) tall fescue grass for 8 months prior to the experiment.

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