publication . Article . 1982

Passive transfer of Anti-Dirofilaria immitis hemagglutinating antibody from the mother dog to its offspring

Hayasaki, Mineo;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 1982 Journal: 日本獸醫學雜誌, volume 44, issue 5, pages 781-786 (issn: 0021-5295, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: 日本獣医学会
Abstract
Twenty mother dogs, and their 19. fetuses and 57 newborn puppies were examined by the indirect hemagglutination (IHA) test for the transfer of anti-Dirofilaria immitis antibody from mothers to their offspring. The antibody was shown to be passively transferred via colostrum to the puppies and to persist in the puppies for approximately two months. On the other hand, no antibody was detected in the fetuses even when their mothers had high titers. The time-course studies indicated that, on the day of parturition, the colostral IHA titer was identical with that of the maternal serum and also that, within the first 5 to 7 days, the titers of maternal sera rapidly de...
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Medical Subject Headings: parasitic diseases
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