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N&H TOPLINE: Discovering early age immune response in foals

New methodology will help understand how fast a foal starts producing its own antibodies, which, in turn, will help optimize recommendations for young horse vaccination schedules.

Researchers at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have discovered a new method to measure tiny amounts of antibodies in foals, a finding described in the journal PLOS ONE.

The methodology will help understand how fast a foal starts producing its own antibodies, which, in turn, will help optimize recommendations for young horse vaccination schedules, said Dr. Julia Felippe, associate professor of large animal medicine, and research associate Rebecca Tallmadg

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