Brucella ovis

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Brucella ovis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Bacteria
Phylum: Proteobacteria
Class: Alphaproteobacteria
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. B. ovis can be transmitted by the stable fly. Infection causes severe inflammation of the epididymis, particularly the tail.