Georgina Parkin, BVSc., Cert E.P., MRCVS.

Failure of Passive Transfer

orphaned foal

An orphaned foal at two days' with failure of passive transfer. This is a condition where the foal has no immune system. FPT follows as a result of failure to suckle the mare successfully in the 12 hours' following birth or the mare has poor quality colostrum.

orphaned foal antibodies transfusion

Here we are transfusing the foal with plasma containing antibodies.

orphaned foal successful transfusion

The same foal, George, 24 hours' following treatment ... with his new mum. A grand success.