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Research Project: Evaluation of Swine Immunity and Development of Novel Immune and Genomic Intervention Strategies to Prevent and/or Treat Respiratory Diseases of Swine

Location: Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory

Title: Immune system

item CHASE, CHRIS - South Dakota State University
item Lunney, Joan

Submitted to: Book Chapter
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: 7/27/2017
Publication Date: 3/25/2019
Citation: Chase, C., Lunney, J.K. 2019. Immune System. In:Zimmerman J, Karriker L, Ramirez A, Schwartz K, Stevenson G, Zhang J., editors. Diseases of Swine. 10th edition. Hoboken, New Jersey: John Wiley and Sons, Inc. p. 264-290.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This chapter is an update on the swine Immune System. It will be Chapter 16 in the 11th Edition (2018) of Diseases of Swine. The chapter outlines all aspects of the swine immune system in development and in responses to infection and vaccination. It illustrates the tremendous influence that the immune system exerts on pig development and health. It describes the complex interactions between the pig, its genetics and microbiome, and the environment, and how they determine the effectiveness of the immune response for pig health, disease and vaccine responses.