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ImmuneDEX

The ImmuneDEX value provides an estimate of genetic differences between animals for overall immune competence, a key component of resilience.

ImmuneDEX RBVs are calculated from antibody-mediated immune response and cell-mediated immune response phenotypes, and are expressed as an index value.

Higher ImmuneDEX values indicate an animal is expected to produce a higher proportion of progeny with an enhanced ability to resist disease challenges and therefore have lower disease incidence. Lower ImmuneDEX values indicate an animal is expected to produce more progeny with a higher incidence of disease and associated production losses.