Brucella canis

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Related to Brucella canis: Brucella suis, Brucella melitensis

Bru·cel·la ca·nis

a bacterial species causing epididymitis, brucellosis, and abortion in dogs; occasionally causes human disease.


a genus of gram-negative rods in seven species and several biotypes. The cause of many serious diseases in animals, including brucellosis.

Brucella abortus
a short rod or coccobacillus which causes brucellosis in cattle and horses, and is a serious zoonosis. Two strains of reduced virulence and used for vaccination in cattle are Strain 19 and Strain 45/20.
Brucella canis
a similar organism to the other brucellae except that it is inhibited in growth by a 10% concentration of CO2, a cultural enhancement for the other species. Causes brucellosis in dogs.
Brucella melitensis
a rod so short that it is easily mistaken for a coccus with the same characteristics as the other brucellae. Causes brucellosis in goats and Malta fever in humans, a serious zoonosis. Rev1 strains are used for vaccination but have zoonotic risk.
Brucella neotomae
found only in the desert wood rat in the USA.
Brucella ovis
has staining and cultural characteristics similar to the other brucellae. Causes brucellosis in rams.
Brucella suis
a typical brucella in morphology and cultural and staining characteristics. Causes brucellosis in pigs and is a significant zoonosis.
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Problemas reproductivos en perros machos infectados con Brucella canis.
Transmission of Brucella canis by contact exposure.
The first case of Brucella canis in Sweden: background, case report and recommendations from a northern European perspective.
Human Brucella canis outbreak linked to infection in dogs.
En conclusion, la serorepositividad a Brucella canis en perros del municipio de Villavicencio es baja, lo cual sugiere que la poblacion muestreada no ha estado expuesta a esta infeccion bacteriana y por el momento no representa amenaza para el resto de la poblacion animal, ni para los humanos.
A polymerase chain reaction for the detection of Brucella canis in semen of naturally infected dogs.
Brucella canis infection in a woman with fever of unknown origin.
Reemergence and genetic comparison of Brucella canis in China, using a multiple-locus variable-number tandem-repeat assay.
Seguimiento de un brote de Brucella canis en un criadero de perros en la ciudad de Mexico.
Soroepidemiologia da brucelose canina causada por Brucella canis e Brucella abortus na cidade de alfenas, MG.
Pesquisa de anticorpos anti- brucella canis em caes provenientes da regiao metropolitana de Salvador.
Use of indirect enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay with hot saline solution extracts of a variant (M-) strain of Brucella canis for diagnosis of brucellosis in dogs.