Immu-Boost – Technologies For Calf Immunity

The inherent immune system of adult animals
such as cows is an amazing system that normally
does a good job of keeping adults from getting
sick. While nature has done a good job for adults,
newborn and young animals such as calves have a
harder time dealing with enteric conditions such
as scours since their inherent immune system has
not formed yet or is only partially formed. Nature
deals with this problem in newborn calves whereby
a preformed antibody in the mother’s colostrum
milk is given to the calves. This is called passive
immunity, and occurs when preformed antibodies
from one animal are given to another animal to
protect that other animal from diseases. But one
issue that nature has not fully dealt with is the type
and amounts of specific antibodies that can be
delivered to a newborn calf. Read More…

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