Brucella ovis is a gram negative coccobacillus from the Brucellaceae family. Along with Brucella melitensis, it is responsible for causing Ovine Brucellosis, which is a notifiable disease. Brucella ovis can be transmitted by the stable fly.
Infection causes severe inflammation of the epididymis, particularly the tail.
- Brucella ovis, reviewed and published by Wikivet at http://en.wikivet.net/Brucella_ovis, accessed 24/08/2011.
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