Epididymitis by Brucella ovis: Experimental infection in virgin ram lambs

Citation
D. Cerri et al., Epididymitis by Brucella ovis: Experimental infection in virgin ram lambs, MICROBIOLO, 22(3), 1999, pp. 227-231
Citations number
10
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Microbiology
Journal title
MICROBIOLOGICA
ISSN journal
1121-7138 → ACNP
Volume
22
Issue
3
Year of publication
1999
Pages
227 - 231
Database
ISI
SICI code
1121-7138(199907)22:3<227:EBBOEI>2.0.ZU;2-4
Abstract
Ten sexually immature rams were experimentally infected with Brucella ovis, to verify the antibody kinetics and its localization in urinary and genita l tracts. All animals became positive to the complement fixation test from the 2(nd) post infection (p.i.) week and reached the maximum titre (1:256) on the 4(th) p.i. week. Bacteriemia was demonstrated on 3(rd), 4(th) and 5( th) p.i. weeks. Two animals, respectively slaughtered 11 and 13 weeks after the infection, showed macroscopic and microscopic genital lesions and the etiologic agent was cultured from their urine and genital organs.