Brucella melitensis biovar Ovis

Summary

Alias: Brucella ovis, not "Brucella ovis" van Drimmelen 1953, Brucella ovis., Brucella melitensis (Hughes 1893) Meyer and Shaw 1920 (Approved Lists 1980) emend. Verger et al. 198, Brucella melitensis bv. Ovis, Brucella ovis Buddle 1956 (Approved Lists 1980)

Top Publications

  1. Pérez Etayo L, de Miguel M, Conde Alvarez R, Muñoz P, Khames M, Iriarte M, et al. The CO2-dependence of Brucella ovis and Brucella abortus biovars is caused by defective carbonic anhydrases. Vet Res. 2018;49:85 pubmed publisher
    ..surface antigens and 5-10% CO2 necessity for growth (CO2-dependence), a trait of Brucella ovis and most Brucella abortus biovars 1-4 strains...
  2. Ridler A, West D. Control of Brucella ovis infection in sheep. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. 2011;27:61-66 pubmed publisher
    Approach to control of Brucella ovis would vary in different countries and areas depending on farm and flock characteristics and economic factors...
  3. Picard Hagen N, Berthelot X, Champion J, Eon L, Lyazrhi F, Marois M, et al. Contagious epididymitis due to Brucella ovis: relationship between sexual function, serology and bacterial shedding in semen. BMC Vet Res. 2015;11:125 pubmed publisher
    Contagious Epididymitis (CE) due to Brucella ovis (B. ovis) is a contagious disease that impairs rams' fertility due to epididymis, testicle and accessory sexual gland alterations...
  4. Alvarez L, García Effrón G, Robles C. Identification of Brucella ovis exclusive genes in field isolates from Argentina. Vet J. 2016;209:196-8 pubmed publisher
    Brucellosis caused by Brucella ovis is one of the most important infectious diseases of sheep. The aim of this study was to determine the presence of genes both inside and outside the specific B...
  5. Díaz A, Quinteros D, Llabot J, Palma S, Allemandi D, Ghersi G, et al. Spray dried microspheres based on chitosan: A promising new carrier for intranasal administration of polymeric antigen BLSOmp31 for prevention of ovine brucellosis. Mater Sci Eng C Mater Biol Appl. 2016;62:489-96 pubmed publisher
    ..immunization with polymeric antigen BLSOmp31 induced a strong immune response and conferred protection against Brucella ovis in rams...
  6. Silva A, Macêdo A, Silva T, Ximenes L, Brandão H, Paixão T, et al. Protection Provided by an Encapsulated Live Attenuated ΔabcBA Strain of Brucella ovis against Experimental Challenge in a Murine Model. Clin Vaccine Immunol. 2015;22:789-97 pubmed publisher
    This study aimed to evaluate the Brucella ovis ΔabcBA strain as a vaccine candidate in the murine model. BALB/c mice were subcutaneously or intraperitoneally immunized with a single dose or three doses of the B...
  7. Machado G, Santos D, Kohek I, Stein M, Hein H, Poeta A, et al. Seroprevalence of Brucella ovis in rams and associated flock level risk factors in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Prev Vet Med. 2015;121:183-7 pubmed publisher
    ..study based on a planned probabilistic sampling was carried out to estimate animal and flock prevalence of Brucella ovis in rams, as well as to determine risk factors at the flock level...
  8. Gouletsou P, Fthenakis G. Microbial diseases of the genital system of rams or bucks. Vet Microbiol. 2015;181:130-5 pubmed publisher
    ..of male small ruminants include orchitis, of bacterial or viral aetiology, epididymitis, primarily caused by Brucella ovis, by other bacteria as well (e.g...
  9. Silva A, Macêdo A, Costa L, Rocha C, Garcia L, Farias J, et al. Encapsulated Brucella ovis Lacking a Putative ATP-Binding Cassette Transporter (ΔabcBA) Protects against Wild Type Brucella ovis in Rams. PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0136865 pubmed publisher
    ..ovis reference strain. Collectively, our data indicates that the B. ovis ΔabcBA strain is an exceptionally good vaccine strain for preventing brucellosis caused by B. ovis infection in rams. ..

More Information

Publications16

  1. Mozo R, Galeote A, Alabart J, Fantova E, Folch J. Evaluating the reproductive ability of breeding rams in North-Eastern Spain using clinical examination of the body and external genitalia. BMC Vet Res. 2015;11:289 pubmed publisher
    ..Blood samples were collected for a serological study of Brucella ovis. The sheep owners were surveyed regarding the characteristics of the flock, rams' health history and the ..
  2. Lacasta D, Ferrer L, Ramos J, González J, Ortín A, Fthenakis G. Vaccination schedules in small ruminant farms. Vet Microbiol. 2015;181:34-46 pubmed publisher
    ..caseous lymphadenitis, clostridial diseases, colibacillosis, contagious echtyma, epididymitis caused by Brucella ovis, footrot, mammary diseases (contagious agalactia, mastitis), paratuberculosis and respiratory diseases (..
  3. Costa L, Pessoa M, Guimarães L, Faria A, Morão R, Mol J, et al. Serologic and molecular evidence of Brucella ovis infection in ovine and caprine flocks in the State of Minas Gerais, Brazil. BMC Res Notes. 2016;9:190 pubmed publisher
    b>Brucella ovis infection is one of the leading causes of sub fertility and infertility in ovine, been characterized mainly by epididymitis, orchitis and testicular atrophy in rams. This study aimed to determine the frequency of B...
  4. Sidhu Muñoz R, Sancho P, Vizcaino N. Brucella ovis PA mutants for outer membrane proteins Omp10, Omp19, SP41, and BepC are not altered in their virulence and outer membrane properties. Vet Microbiol. 2016;186:59-66 pubmed publisher
    ..in several genes have been obtained on the genetic background of virulent rough (lacking O-polysaccharide) Brucella ovis PA...
  5. LOPEZ G, Peña S, Escobar G, Hasan D, Lucero N. Serological study of brucellosis in Argentine Creole sheep. Rev Argent Microbiol. 2018;50:285-289 pubmed publisher
    ..provinces with the aim of determining the serological status of brucellosis caused by Brucella melitensis and Brucella ovis. For the detection of antibodies against smooth Brucella spp...
  6. Macêdo A, Silva A, Mol J, Costa L, Garcia L, Araújo M, et al. The abcEDCBA-Encoded ABC Transporter and the virB Operon-Encoded Type IV Secretion System of Brucella ovis Are Critical for Intracellular Trafficking and Survival in Ovine Monocyte-Derived Macrophages. PLoS ONE. 2015;10:e0138131 pubmed publisher
    b>Brucella ovis infection is associated with epididymitis, orchitis and infertility in rams. Most of the information available on B...
  7. Silva T, Mol J, Winter M, Atluri V, Xavier M, Pires S, et al. The predicted ABC transporter AbcEDCBA is required for type IV secretion system expression and lysosomal evasion by Brucella ovis. PLoS ONE. 2014;9:e114532 pubmed publisher
    b>Brucella ovis is a major cause of reproductive failure in rams and it is one of the few well-described Brucella species that is not zoonotic. Previous work showed that a B...