Immunology of Foals: Environmental Effects on Immune Maturation

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Newborn foals can be susceptible to many viral and bacterial infections. One example is the unique susceptibility of young foals to Rhodococcus equi, a common cause of bronchopneumonia.

Foals' increased susceptibility appears to be due to their immune systems not being as developed as those of adult horses. While maternal antibodies obtained through colostrum provide so

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