Total and relative deficiency of gut mucosal IgA In German shepherd dogs demonstrated by faecal analysis
UNSPECIFIED. (2006) Total and relative deficiency of gut mucosal IgA In German shepherd dogs demonstrated by faecal analysis. VETERINARY RECORD, 158 (10). pp. 334-341. ISSN 0042-4900Full text not available from this repository.
The concentration of immunoglobulins in faecal extracts was investigated as a method of assessing the production of immunoglobulins by the gut mucosa of 137 dogs. There were significant correlations between the concentrations in faecal extracts and the concentrations produced in duodenal organ cultures. Seventy-six German shepherd dogs had significantly lower median immunoglobulin A (IgA) concentrations in their faecal extracts than 63 controls of various breeds. Sixteen of the German shepherd dogs had IgA concentrations below the 95 per cent confidence limit of the control population and six had no demonstrable faecal IgA. The faecal concentrations of immunoglobulin G and albumin were significantly higher in the German shepherd dogs than in the controls, but their immunoglobulin M concentrations were similar.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > SF Animal culture|
|Journal or Publication Title:||VETERINARY RECORD|
|Publisher:||BRITISH VETERINARY ASSOC|
|Date:||11 March 2006|
|Number of Pages:||8|
|Page Range:||pp. 334-341|
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