Genetic Factors in Vaccine Response

Genetic Factors in Vaccine Response

Heather Smith Thomas

Hereford World

Many factors enter into vaccination response. Animals that are sick, nutritionally stressed or suffering from other types of stress (such as weaning and/or bad weather) may build less-than optimum immunity. Young calves that still have maternal antibodies (passive transfer of immunity from colostrum) may not respond to certain types of vaccine.

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