Understanding the Equine Immune System
The immune system is critical to maintaining life in any species. It protects when foreign invaders, such as viruses, parasites, or bacteria, breach your physical barriers—such as skin and mucous membranes—and enter the body. Naturally, this important system is extremely complex.

Amanda Adams, PhD, equine immunologist at the University of Kentucky’s Gluck Equine Research Center, presented an overview of the immune system at the Role of Immunology in Equine Health Symposium, held Nov. 21 in Lexington. She started with some of the basics: What is immu

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