Preliminary study of mucosal IgA in the equine small intestine: specific IgA in cases of acute grass sickness and controls

F G Nunn, R S Pirie, B McGorum, U Wernery, I R Poxton

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Abstract

There is much evidence to suggest that group III Clostridium botulinum (types C and D) are involved in the aetiology of equine grass sickness (EGS). Antibodies have been detected previously in the blood and high levels associated with resistance to disease. Specific mucosal antibodies in the gastrointestinal (GI) tract are likely to be important in protection, and this study was performed to ascertain if such antibodies could be detected and if their levels were related to disease state.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)457-60
Number of pages4
JournalEquine Veterinary Journal
Volume39
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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