415. Immune Development in Calves

The calf’s immune response is immediately functional at birth, although it is immature and naïve. This session will review neonatal calf immunology and the factors affecting immune development in calves; provide veterinarians with a functional understanding of the immune responses of newborn calves; and describe strategies that can be used to improve neonatal immunity. The lecture will lay the foundation for the next session on calf vaccination protocols.

Angel Abuelo


Assistant Professor | Michigan State University | East Lansing, Mich.

Dr. Abuelo obtained his veterinary and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Santiago de Compostela in Spain and a master's in veterinary education from the Royal Veterinary College in the U.K. He is an assistant professor of cattle health and a dairy extension veterinarian at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine. At MSU, Dr. Abuelo maintains federally funded research and extension programs, contributes to the clinical training of final-year veterinary students, and provides continuing education to veterinarians. His research focuses on the interplay between nutrition, metabolism, and immune function in dairy cows and calves. Dr. Abuelo is board certified in dairy practice by the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners, a diplomate of the European College of Bovine Health Management, and an associate diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.


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CE Credits
1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credit  |  No certificate available
1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credit  |  No certificate available
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