Combined immunodeficiency (CID) in Arabian foals appears to be similar to CID in children. The disease is characterized by a deficiency of T and B lymphocytes. Immunotherapy was attempted in 2 Arabian foals with combined immunodeficiency. One foal was given a transplant of bone marrow from a selected full sibling, and 1 foal was given a fetal thymus transplant. Both foals died. Genetic evidence was obtained for survival of the transplanted tissues in both cases; however, a graft versus host reaction developed in the foal given the fetal thymus transplant.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association|
|State||Published - Oct 3 1977|
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