Tuesday, April 27, 2021

theHorse: Failure of Passive Transfer


"Approximately 5-20% of newborn foals are diagnosed with failure of passive transfer and are at risk for developing serious medical conditions. Learn more in this visual guide..." published by theHorse.com

Foals need that first milk, the colostrum, to have passive transfer of immunity from the immunity of their mothers. When that doesn't happen, it's called failure of passive transfer and a foal with FPT is "at risk for developing serious medical conditions." According to this article, approximately 5-20% of newborn foals are diagnosed with FPT. 

This article is a quick guide to what it is, how to know if your foal has received enough antibodies, and how to prevent FPT.

Read the article here.

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