Passive Transfer of Immunity, Colostrum, etc. Part 1


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Goat Talk with the Goat Doc


Crash course in immunology of neonatal goat kids part one! In this episode, I try to give a foundation for understanding what all is going on with goat kid immune systems and how they manage to survive a world full of bacteria and potential pathogens for the first 1-2 months of their lives while their immune systems get geared up. Talking about a whole bunch of things in this episode including placentation (refresh yourself with Episode 23: Ode to the Placenta), antibodies and what the heck those things are, and all things relating to the transfer of material antibodies to the neonatal goat kid immediately following parturition. There's a lot to talk about, so you will be super surprised that I do that. ;)Questions/comments/etc? Email me at, find the website at, find me on the instagram @goat_doc, or if you're on clubhouse, follow me @goatdoc. Part 2 to come will talk about the not normal stuff pertaining to passive transfer or immunity and what common sequelae are. See for privacy and opt-out information.