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Each year a small percentage of foals are born to mares whose immune systems, in an odd twist of nature, are prepared to battle their own foals. Antibodies from the mare, delivered to the foal in the colostrum it drinks soon after birth, attack the foal's red blood cells.

The condition that results is neonatal isoerythrolysis, more commonly known as jaundice. The occurence of NI is

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