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are highly susceptible to infection 6 presumably because of naïve and immature immune responses of foals 7 – 11 and interference of maternal antibodies (Abs). 12 , 13 Despite their naïve and immature immunity, neonatal foals can mount effective

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Introduction Calves are born agammaglobulinemic and rely on colostrum ingestion to absorb essential immunoglobulins for defense against disease. 1 Adequate transfer of passive immunity (ATPI) through colostrum is dependent on; 1) whether the

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noninvasive clinical marker for the diagnosis of chronic enteropathy in this subgroup of dogs. 11 Various other immune-mediated diseases in humans, including a spectrum of inflammatory and infectious diseases, may be associated with positive results for

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secretions can have protective effects against viral respiratory infections was first determined in the 1930s with influenza virus in humans. 4 Similarly, interest and research in the IN application of vaccines to induce local immune responses to protect

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RBCs, detected in the second blood smear evaluation suggested ongoing damage to the erythrocytes, 10 most likely a result of immune-mediated attack. These erythroplastids may be the avian equivalent of mammalian spherocytes. Erythroplastids may be

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, Candidatus Mycoplasma turicensis, A phagocytophilum , and E canis genomes were not detected by use of PCR assays. By exclusion of other causes, an immune-mediated disease was suspected, oral administration of prednisolone was started (2.0 mg/kg [0.9 mg

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diseases in animals and the development of innovative therapies, such as gene and cell therapy. In this review, the emphasis is on diseases that are classified as noninfectious or immune-mediated, such as immune-mediated keratitis (IMMK) and uveitis, both

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remains a need for new and easily administered treatments for CPV enteritis in dogs. One option that has been proposed is the use of passive immunotherapy with CPV-immune plasma obtained from dogs that have successfully recovered from CPV infection and

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immunomodulation. 5–7 Briefly, prebiotics stimulate both nonspecific and specific (macrophages and B and T lymphocytes) components of the immune response. 8 This results in improved defense against viral, bacterial, fungal, and parasitic infections. 9–14 In turn

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pancytopenia or moderate neutrophilia. 2,4 Since the discovery and description of C felis infections in the 1970s, little has been published regarding the immune response of cats to this disease. Investigators in 1 report 5 described the formation of

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