Brucella ovis

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Brucella ovis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alpha Proteobacteria
Order: Rhizobiales
Family: Brucellaceae
Genus: Brucella
Species: B. ovis
Binomial name
Brucella ovis

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.

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