Method of passive immunization of mammals using avian antibody

  • US 4,748,018 A
  • Filed: 06/19/1984
  • Issued: 05/31/1988
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/07/1984
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of passive immunization of a mammal against a condition caused by an antigen, which comprises:

  • (a) feeding said mammal a material, said material comprising heterologous protein antibody, having an enhanced antibody titer against said antigen obtained from the egg of a domesticated fowl immunized against said antigen, until said mammal develops substantial tolerance to said antibody; and

    (b) administering to said mammal an immunologically effective amount of an antibody obtained from a domesticated fowl immunized against said antigen.

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