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Passive

Income or loss from business activities in which a person does not materially participate, such as a limited partnership.
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Passive

Income (or loss) from an investment in which an individual does not directly participate. The most common types of passive income are rents from property one owns and income from a limited partnership. Some analysts consider income from dividends and coupons to be passive income while others do not. Passive income is taxable, but it is often treated differently from active income.
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Vaccinating pregnant women is an important strategy for providing passive immunity to infants, who are at highest risk from pertussis.
Lillehoj teamed up with ARS visiting scientist Sung Hyen Lee from the Rural Development Administration in South Korea, IASA scientist Eduardo Lucio, and other researchers to conduct different experiments to demonstrate the efficacy of inducing passive immunity against coccidiosis.
For the case of a disease, with the factors of passive immunity, and a latency period there is the MSEIR model.
Produced when the body is in an overall anti-inflammatory state, IgA is an important determinant of passive immunity, indicating an improvement in active immuno-surveillance state.
David Ashby, bloodstock underwriter and director of Amlin Plus, said: "We have recognised that breeders need as much help as possible in these difficult economic times.With specific blood tests to establish passive immunity transfer from the mare and a clean infection profile, we can offer very favourable rates on 24-hour foals.
There are three types of immunity in the human body: active immunity, passive immunity, and hybrid immunity.
Immunoglobulins are important as this provides passive immunity to the neonate.
From a therapeutic standpoint, these antibodies, once prepared for human use, may possibly be used as a therapy against the cancer (passive immunity), or if joined with materials toxic to cancer cells or by altering the structure of the antibody, provide a more effective and direct therapy to destroy cancer cells while sparing normal tissue.
Passive immunity occurs when the immune components develop in another animal and are transferred to an individual who was not previously immune; therefore, the recipient becomes immune without having been exposed to or having responded to that particular antigen.
Topics include requirements and recommended allowances for pregnant and lactating mares and foals, diets for donkeys in late pregnancy, milk yields, milk composition, restrictive grazing for obese ponies, fiber sources, machine milking, sick or orphaned foals, measuring weight, passive immunity transfer, pasture management in Europe and the US, the effects of nutrition on ovulation and puberty, and management strategies of the broodmare with Italian trotters as a case study.

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