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Immunomodulators for prevention and treatment of infectious diseases in food-producing animals.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11692512     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The goal of immunomodulation in food-producing animals is to regulate immunity for the benefit of the animal and production efficiency. Immunomodulators are substances that exert this control and include cytokines, pharmaceuticals, microbial products, nutraceuticals, and traditional medicinal plants. Although treatment and prevention of infectious diseases are the most common reasons to use immunomodulators, other conditions, such as amelioration of stress-induced immunosuppression, maturation of the neonate's developing immune response, and strategies to reduce the metabolic cost of eliciting an immune response also are well suited for immunomodulation. Continued discovery of new immune regulators and increased understanding of immunity in food-producing animals will ensure new opportunities for the use of immunomodulators in food-producing animals.
F Blecha
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Veterinary clinics of North America. Food animal practice     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0749-0720     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet. Clin. North Am. Food Anim. Pract.     Publication Date:  2001 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-11-05     Completed Date:  2002-03-14     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8511905     Medline TA:  Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  621-33, viii     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy and Physiology, College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Adjuvants, Immunologic / therapeutic use*
Animals, Domestic*
Animals, Newborn / immunology
Communicable Disease Control / trends
Communicable Diseases / drug therapy,  immunology,  veterinary*
Immune Tolerance
Stress, Physiological / immunology,  veterinary
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Adjuvants, Immunologic

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