Prevalence of failure of passive transfer of immunity in dairy calves in a Mediterranean pasture-based production system of the south-west region of Western Australia.
JW Aleri, J Gogoi-Tiwari, HK Tiwari, AD Fisher, FW Waichigo, ID Robertson
Res Vet Sci | Elsevier BV | Published : 2021
The objective of this study was to estimate the prevalence of failure of passive transfer of immunity (FPTI) in dairy calves in the south-west region of Western Australia herds. A cross-sectional study was conducted in 26/140 dairy farms and serum samples were collected from 495 healthy 2-7 day-old calves. A radial immunodiffusion (RID) test was used to determine the concentration of serum IgG and calves were classified as having FPTI if the IgG concentration was less than 10 mg/mL. Estimation of FPTI was also assessed using two indirect methods using serum total protein (STP) and a brix refractometer. The estimated prevalence of FPTI was found to be 8.7% (43 calves out of 495) by RID with t..View full abstract