Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Transferring Immunity: Mare Colostrum Studied

A new article on the Kentucky Equine Research website looks at some deeper research into colostrum. Turns out that colostrum - like many things in our bodies - is more complex than we thought, and does more than one thing.

"When horse owners hear the word 'colostrum,' many think of the immunity-building, infection-fighting immunoglobulin G (IgG)—a protein found in the mare’s first milk. According to a recent study, however, colostrum has several elements that benefit foals. ..."

Click here to read the full article, with reference link to recently-published research done in Italy.

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