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TDK conference 2008

Evaluation of immunglobulin supplementation of the newborn foal at practical circumstances
Vincze Boglárka - year 4
Large Animal Clinic, Üllő
Supervisor: Ottó Szenci DVM

Abstract:

Field- and laboratory investigations were performed at Bábolna National Stud Company, Arabian stud on the immunoglobulin (Ig) concentration of the colostrum of 61 Shagya and Arabian Thoroughbred mares and of the serum of their newborn foals in the breeding season of 2007-2008.

There are lot of references in the literature regarding immunglobulin concentrations in cows’ colostrum and in their calves blood, but – at least in Hungarian – the published data are scarce in case of mares and their foals.

Samples were taken after birth from the colostrum and the foals blood (serum) to check the specific IgG-content at stable-side with practical semiquantitative quick-tests and with more precise automated methods. Each sample have been tested three times.

In the first year (2007) only quick tests were performed. According to previous data, Ig-content of the colostrum proved to be adequate (40/43), and the Ig-supply of the foals (8-12 hours after birth) were also good (41/43). Evaluation of the second foal blood probes (24 hours after birth) gave the best results (43/43). In the next year (2008) both quick tests and automatic turbidimetric immunoassay measurements were performed on the same samples. The semiquantitative quick test yielded results different in three cases (1 colostrum, 2 blood) from the instrumentally obtained quantitative data.

It can be postulated, that semiquantitative stable-side quick tests and highly sophisticated laboratory methods provide data of high agreement on the specific immune defence of foals during their first month of life.



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