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The Genetic Basis of Natural Antibody Titers and Relationships with Disease Resilience in Pigs
TLDR
Investigation of the levels of natural antibodies in blood from young healthy pigs as potential predictors of disease resilience suggested NAb and total IgG levels in blood were genetically correlated with their subsequent resilience after a polymicrobial challenge. Expand
The genetic basis of natural antibody titers of young healthy pigs and relationships with disease resilience
TLDR
Levels of NAb in blood of healthy young piglets are heritable and potential genetic indicators of resilience to polymicrobial disease, and higher levels of N Ab tended to be associated with greater disease resilience based on lower mortality and fewer parenteral antibiotic treatments. Expand