Effect of plasma transfusion on neutrophil function in healthy and septic foals

C. McTaggart, J. Penhale, S.L. Raidal

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the effect of plasma transfusion on phagocytosis and oxidative burst activity of peripheral blood neutrophils from healthy and septic equine neonates with suboptimal passive transfer of maternal immunity. Animals Nine healthy and seven septic foals with suboptimal passive transfer of maternal immunity (serum IgG < 8 g/L) presented to participating veterinary hospitals for plasma transfusion, and seven healthy foals less than 7 days of age and with circulating IgG concentrations ' 8 g/L.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)499-505
Number of pages7
JournalAustralian Veterinary Journal
Volume83
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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