Brucella abortus infection in indigenous Korean dogs

B. K. Baek, C. W. Lim, M. S. Rahman, C. Hyun Kim, A. Oluoch, Ibulaimu Kakoma

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Three dogs reared on a dairy farm with a high incidence for Brucella abortus were serologically positive for B. abortus and no other Brucella spp. The identity of the organism was confirmed to be B. abortus by AMOS (abortus melitensis ovis suis)-polymerase chain reaction with specific primers for B. canis. One hundred percent homology of the canine isolate and the bovine pathogen isolated from the farm was demonstrated. The only possible source of infection was infected cattle on the same farm. It is suggested that dogs be routinely included in brucellosis surveillance and eradication programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)312-314
Number of pages3
JournalCanadian Journal of Veterinary Research
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Veterinary


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