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colostrum

 [ko-los´trum]
the thin, yellow, milky fluid secreted by the mammary gland a few days before or after childbirth.

co·los·trum

(kō-los'trŭm),
A thin white opalescent fluid, the first milk secreted at the termination of pregnancy; it differs from the milk secreted later by containing more lactalbumin and lactoprotein; colostrum is also rich in antibodies that confer passive immunity to the newborn.
Synonym(s): foremilk
[L.]

colostrum

(kə-lŏs′trəm)
n.
The thin yellowish fluid secreted by the mammary glands at the time of parturition that is rich in antibodies and minerals, and precedes the production of true milk. Also called foremilk.

co·los′tral (-trəl) adj.

colostrum

Fringe medicine
The milk produced by mammals after giving birth, which, given its high content of antibodies, is believed to serve as an immune system enhancer. Bovine colostrum in the form of pills, powders and ointments has been marketed as treatment for arthritis, cancer, various infections, multiple sclerosis and other conditions.
 
There are no peer-reviewed data to support the efficacy of colostrum.

colostrum

Obstetrics A sticky yellow-white fluid secreted by the breasts from late pregnancy to several days after birth, but before breast milk is produced. See Breast milk.

co·los·trum

(kŏ-los'trŭm)
A thin white opalescent fluid, the first milk secreted at the termination of pregnancy; it differs from the milk secreted later by containing more lactalbumin and lactoprotein; colostrum is also rich in antibodies which confer passive immunity to the newborn.
Synonym(s): foremilk.
[L.]

colostrum

The yellowish, protein-rich, milk-like fluid secreted by the breasts for the first two or three days after the birth of a baby. Colostrum contains large fat globules and a high content of antibodies.

colostrum

a yellowish, watery secretion expressed from the breast nipples of female mammals when in late pregnancy and for a few days after birth. Colostrum has a high protein content and is rich in vitamin A and ANTIBODIES which give the baby an immediate, short-term, passive immunity to foreign ANTIGENS.
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Prediction of calf mortality by use of tests for passive transfer of colostral immunoglobulin.
HonorioFranca, "Human colostral phagocytes eliminate enterotoxigenic Escherichia coli opsonized by colostrum supernatant," Journal of Microbiology, Immunology and Infection, vol.
False-positive results can be seen with the card test especially as a result of residual antibody in calves from vaccination, colostral antibody in calves, and cross-reaction with other bacteria.
(X) = optional Foals At 3 4 5 6 Age birth 2 months months months months months Rhinopneumonitis X * then every 2 months Flu X * then every 2 months E & W X * Tetanus toxoid X Strangles X Nonvaccination injection of vitamin X ** E-selenium (equine product) * Initial 4-way, booster 3 weeks later (the time when passive, colostral immunity decreases).
Researchers developed an industrial-scale process for the enrichment and storing of colostral antibodies in a biologically active form.
The newborn pig nurses to obtain colostral antibodies by passive diffusion.
Bovine anaplasmosis: in utero transmission and the immunologic significance of ingested colostral antibodies.
These tests measure colostral concentration of calcium, which increases as the mare approaches her foaling date.