This book summarizes for the first time the fundamentals of the production of polyclonal antibodies. The individual steps of antigen preparation, immunization and antiserum production are described - clearly and with reference to application practice - starting from the initial planning. Particular attention is paid to the manifold aspects of animal husbandry- Finally, various possible applications for immunoglobulins are described. The authoress, who has been engaged in the production of antibodies for many years, makes her wide-ranging knowledge available to the reader and provides many valuable, practical hints for everyday work. A book written by a practical worker for practical workers.
The individual topics covered are: immunological fundamentals, aims, chioce of antibody, choice of animal, antigens, preparation for immunization, administration, side effects of immunization, taking blood, antibody production.