December 07, 2022

Interpretive Summary: Infographic: Placentation and colostrum composition in mammals

Infographic: Placentation and colostrum composition in mammals


The feature infographic examines the ways that neonatal mammals acquire first immunity. The review paper, “Implications of placentation type on species-specific colostrum properties in mammals, “looks at how different species confer passive immunity to their young. The authors (Bigler et al., 2022) place special emphasis on the relationship between the placenta structure and colostrum composition concerning the transfer of immunoglobulins to offspring.

Read more in the Journal of Animal Science.