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Canine Brucellosis: Old Foe and Reemerging Scourge.

Research paper by Lin K LK Kauffman, Christine A CA Petersen

Indexed on: 08 Jul '19Published on: 10 Apr '19Published in: Veterinary Clinics of North America: Small Animal Practice



Abstract

The genus Brucella is a primary cause of reproductive diseases. Widely known as a problem in livestock, Brucella is gaining notoriety as a cause of canine reproductive disease and as a scourge to dog breeders. Only within the last few decades has the risk of severe brucellosis in dogs, and the people who own and work with them, been more fully appreciated. This review summarizes the epidemiology, clinical signs, and advances in diagnosis and management of Brucella canis. Canine brucellosis prevention, owner education, and possible therapies for the future are also discussed. Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.