The first-time isolation of Brucella canis from two aborted bitches in a kennel in Turkey


Saytekin A. M. , KARAGÜL M. S. , Eroglu B., Yildiz Oz G., MECİTOĞLU G. , Yilmaz O.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES, vol.42, no.6, pp.665-668, 2018 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 42 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.3906/vet-1803-54
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF VETERINARY & ANIMAL SCIENCES
  • Page Numbers: pp.665-668

Abstract

Brucella canis is defined as the specific agent that is responsible for canine brucellosis. In this study, B. canis was isolated and identified from the clinical materials belonging to 2 dogs kept in a breeding kennel in Turkey and brought to the researchers' clinic with abortion complaints. With this study, for the first time ever, B. canis isolation and identification was made from dogs that aborted in a kennel. This study emphasizes the necessity to consider and evaluate dog abortions that occur for unspecified reasons within the scope of brucellosis.