Passive transfer of colostral immunoglobulins in calves.

  title={Passive transfer of colostral immunoglobulins in calves.},
  author={Dennis M Weaver and Jeff W. Tyler and David C VanMetre and Douglas E Hostetler and George M. Barrington},
  journal={Journal of veterinary internal medicine},
  volume={14 6},
Passive transfer of colostral immunoglobulins has long been accepted as imperative to optimal calf health. Many factors, including timing of colostrum ingestion, the method and volume of colostrum administration, the immunoglobulin concentration of the colostrum ingested, and the age of the dam have been implicated in affecting the optimization of absorption. The practice of colostrum pooling, the breed and presence of the dam, and the presence of respiratory acidosis in the calf also may… CONTINUE READING
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