Correlation between serum total globulins and gamma globulins and their use to diagnose failure of passive transfer in foals.

@article{Fouch2014CorrelationBS,
  title={Correlation between serum total globulins and gamma globulins and their use to diagnose failure of passive transfer in foals.},
  author={Nathalie Fouch{\'e} and Claudia Graubner and Judith Howard},
  journal={Veterinary journal},
  year={2014},
  volume={202 2},
  pages={384-6}
}
Various assays have been used as an aid to diagnose failure of passive transfer (FPT) of immunoglobulins in neonatal foals, but often lack sensitivity as screening tests, or are time consuming to perform and impractical as confirmatory tests. The aim of the present study was to evaluate whether measurement of serum total globulins (TG; i.e. total protein minus albumin) can be used to estimate the electrophoretic gamma globulin (EGG) fraction in hospitalised neonatal foals with suspected FPT… CONTINUE READING