What is HAEMOLYTIC DISEASE OF NEWBORN ANIMALS?

Seen main ly in fowl and piglets, it is the result of an immune reaction between antigens on the red blood cells of the neonate and colostral antibody from the dam. Intravascular haemolysis occurs giving rise to weakness, dyspnoea, anaemia and jaundice. Cf haemolytic disease of the newborn in man.


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