Colostrum of mammals is rich in hormonal factors (GH, leptin, ghrelin, IGF, etc.), antimicrobial factors (lactoferrin and
lactoperoxidase), and other bioactive molecules such as “growth factors”. It is shown that inadequate or incorrect colostrum feeding and management plays a significant role in morbidity and mortality of ruminants.
In the field of sheep are no data to support a complete review of the qualitative properties of the sheep mammary secretions.
The “mapping” of normal sheep colostrum can show characteristic patterns of mammary inflammation and thus provide guidance on possible markers of inflammation or the presence of pathogenic microorganisms in the mammary gland.