passive immunity


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passive immunity

[′pas·iv i′myün·əd·ē]
(immunology)
Immunity acquired by injection of antibodies in another individual or in an animal.
Immunity acquired by the fetus by the transfer of maternal antibodies through the placenta.
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Passive immunity in Ontario dairy calves and investigation of its association with calf management practices.
This study did not capture pre- or postpartum vaccinations because Tdap administrations during those periods are unlikely to provide passive immunity to the infant.
Antibody-based passive immunity is a powerful prophylactic strategy for influenza pandemic control, reducing the risk of virus spread in populations.
After the passive immunity wears off, a crossbred calf builds strong immunity of his own.
Higher prevalence and intensity of infection in kids may be due to the reduced passive immunity received via the colostrums, lack of acquired immunity and the current management of keeping young kids alongside their dams in and near the shed (Jalila et al., 1998; El- Seify et al., 2003).
Measles active and passive immunity in a world wide perspective.
Passive immunity allows immune molecules that are already formed to be transferred from the hen, via the yolk, to the chick.
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Effects of passive immunity on growth and survival in the dairy heifer.
At least 24 different organisms have been used to immunize a single hen, which then lays eggs that offer passive immunity to all of the organisms.
The young pup is protected by the passive immunity it receives from its mother's milk, and this immunity can last up to 10 to 12 weeks of age.
There are several diseases where an individual is born with a passive immunity from its mother.