An Immune Competence Profile in Swine

  • H. Buschmann
  • J. Meyer
Part of the Current Topics in Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science book series (CTVM, volume 52)


An immunocompetence profile has been developed for pigs. In vitro and in vivo immunoassays were used to determine several immunological parameters being assumed to have direct impact on disease resistance. The repeatabilities of the parameters tested were estimated and the correlations among the single traits were calculated.


Tetanus Toxoid Immunological Parameter Mitogenic Stimulation Irradiate Animal Phagocytosis Assay 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Buschmann
    • 1
  • J. Meyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Med. Mikrobiologie, Infektions und Seuchenmedizin und Institut f. Tierzucht und Tierhygiene der Tierärztlichen Fakultat derUniversität MünchenMünchenGermany

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