Iowa State University Veterinarian


Iowa State University Veterinarian Records, RS 22/6/0/9, University Archives, Special Collections Department, Iowa State University, http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/arch/rgrp/22-6-0-9.html

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SF601 V65

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The ability of a subject to respond to antigenic stimulation with the production of antibodies or increased sensitivity to the antigen (hypersensitivity) has been called "immunologic competence". However, the term may be used in a broader sense to describe the relative ability of an animal to establish resistance to a disease process. This concept of immunologic competence not only relates to the responsiveness of the animal to antigenic stimulation but also to other mechanisms of resistance to infectious disease.