Epidemiological Observations in a Corriedale Flock affected by Brucella ovis

  title={Epidemiological Observations in a Corriedale Flock affected by Brucella ovis},
  author={Carlos Alejandro Robles and Francisco A. Uzal and F. V. Olaechea and Chris Low},
  journal={Veterinary Research Communications},
Brucellosis in sheep, caused by Brucella ovis, is primarily a chronic infectious disease of rams with epididymitis as its most characteristic lesion. Six hundred rams from an infected farm were clinically and serologically examined once a year, over a 3-year period. An increase from 2.1% to 6.3% in the prevalence of animals serologically positive to B. ovis occurred over the 3 years. However, the prevalence of rams with lesions in the reproductive tract declined from 14.2% to 6.5% in the third… CONTINUE READING

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