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Brucella canis infection in a young dog with epididymitis and orchitis


Egloff, S; Schneeberger, M; Gobeli Brawand, Stefanie; Krudewig, Christiane; Schmitt, S; Reichler, Iris; Peterhans, Sophie (2018). Brucella canis infection in a young dog with epididymitis and orchitis. Schweizer Archiv für Tierheilkunde, 160(12):743-748.

Abstract

The following case report describes the clinical and diagnostic procedure for suspected brucellosis infection in a dog. A 21 month old intact male Border Collie was presented with an enlarged right testicle and epididymis. The dog was imported to Switzerland from Germany at the age of three months, but was never abroad since then. Clinical and laboratory diagnostic investigation included bacteriology and histology. An initial serological evaluation by means of rapid slide agglutination test (RSAT) was negative. Repeated examination of the same serum by a chromatographic immunoassay (ICT) revealed a positive result. Brucella canis infection was confirmed by culture. The present case is intended to underline the importance of the suspected diagnosis of 'brucellosis' in the presence of reproductive tract problems in dogs. In addition, Brucella canis has zoonotic potential and it is imperative to comply with strict hygiene management.

Abstract

The following case report describes the clinical and diagnostic procedure for suspected brucellosis infection in a dog. A 21 month old intact male Border Collie was presented with an enlarged right testicle and epididymis. The dog was imported to Switzerland from Germany at the age of three months, but was never abroad since then. Clinical and laboratory diagnostic investigation included bacteriology and histology. An initial serological evaluation by means of rapid slide agglutination test (RSAT) was negative. Repeated examination of the same serum by a chromatographic immunoassay (ICT) revealed a positive result. Brucella canis infection was confirmed by culture. The present case is intended to underline the importance of the suspected diagnosis of 'brucellosis' in the presence of reproductive tract problems in dogs. In addition, Brucella canis has zoonotic potential and it is imperative to comply with strict hygiene management.

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Other titles:Brucella canis Infektion eines jungen Hundes mit Epididymitis und Orchitis
Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Veterinary Pathology
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Food Safety and Hygiene
05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Veterinary Clinic > Department of Farm Animals
Dewey Decimal Classification:570 Life sciences; biology
Scopus Subject Areas:Health Sciences > General Veterinary
Uncontrolled Keywords:General Veterinary, Brucella canis; Brucellose; Kastration; Zoonose; brucellose; brucellosi; brucellosis; castration; castrazione; chromatographic immunoassay; chromatographischer Immunoassay; dosage immunologique chromatographique; immunodosaggio cromatografico; rapid slide agglutination test; rapid slide agglutination test; zoonose; zoonosi; zoonosis
Language:English
Date:5 December 2018
Deposited On:13 Feb 2019 11:28
Last Modified:29 Jul 2020 10:15
Publisher:Gesellschaft Schweizer Tierärztinnen und Tierärzte
ISSN:0036-7281
OA Status:Green
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.17236/sat00190
PubMed ID:30516477

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