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Nutritional and immunological importance of colostrum for the
new born -
Prajakta Kuralkar and S. V. Kuralkar
Vet World. 2010; 3(1): 46-47
nutritional and immunological importance of colostrum for
the survival and development of the neonates are reviewed. A
neonate is born with low body energy stores and devoid of serumimmunoglobulins.
the neonates with both energy and maternal antibodies. Because
of syndeschoroidal nature of
the placenta, the neonates must acquire maternal immunoglobulinsfrom
ingested colostrum for
passive immune protection until the immune system of the neonate
is fully developed.
Immunology, Nutrition, New Born, Passive immunity, Antibodies.