Brucella ovis

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Brucella ovis
Phylum Proteobacteria
Class Alpha Proteobacteria
Order Rhizobiales
Family Brucellaceae
Genus Brucella
Species B.ovis

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Introduction

Brucella ovis is one of the bacterial organism responsible for Ovine Epididymitis, along with Brucella melitensis.

It is one of the Brucella genus of bacteria.

It is a gram negative coccobacillus that sometimes forms chains in tissues.

Lifecycle

Brucella ovis can be transmitted by the stable fly.

Pathogenesis

Severe inflammation of the epididymis, particularly the tail, cause formation of spermatocoeles and fibrinous adhesions.

Diseases

The disease, Ovine Brucellosis (Epididymitis), is notifiable to the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE)



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This article was originally sourced from The Animal Health & Production Compendium (AHPC) published online by CABI during the OVAL Project.

Datasheet(s) used: Brucella ovis accessed on 2 June 2011







Merck Veterinary Manual, Brucellosis in sheep, accessed online 06/06/2011 @ http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/110506.htm&word=brucella%2covis




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