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n The Dairy Mail - The anatomy of colostrum : technology

Volume 16, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1561-4301

Abstract

Colostrum contains the accumulated secretions of the mammary gland over the last few weeks of pregnancy, together with proteins that have been actively transferred from the bloodstream. It is rich in immunoglobulins (Ig) that are responsible for the initial immunity of the newborn. IgG is the dominant immunoglobulin in both the colostrum and milk of ruminants. While the other immunoglobulins (IgA and IgM) occur in minor quantities, they are still significant.

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2009-12-01
2019-10-17

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