Case Report - Titers
What is a titer?
A measure of the amount of virus in the blood.
A measure of the antibody level in the blood.
I don’t know. I didn’t listen to Dr. Jeff
The answer is - A measure of the antibody level in the blood.
A titer measures antibodies. We can test for viruses but this is only used when a certain disease is suspected.
What is not a stimulus for a titer to form?
Exposure to a disease.
The answer is – Aging
Age itself doesn’t create a titer, but exposure to the disease or a vaccination can do it.
How do we interpret the titer number?
The higher the number, the more antibody is present.
A pup starts out with a high titer for all diseases.
A low level means a good response to the vaccination.
The answer is - The higher the number, the more antibody is present. A higher tighter means a successful vaccination to create immunity. A low level would mean a poor vaccination response. And, pups start out with low (like close to zero) levels of antibodies in the blood but they go up with the consumption of colostrum.
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