Foals are Interferon-Gamma Deficient at Birth

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Newborn foals are deficient in a certain protein released by white blood cells that is essential for protection against the bacterium Rhodococcus equi and other pathogens, stated scientists at the University of Kentucky's Gluck Equine Research Center. Pneumonia caused by R. equi can be costly to treat, and fatal.

The researchers collected blood samples from a group o

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