Richard Morisset, M.D.; Craig W. Howe, B.S.; Wesley W. Spink, M.D., M.A.C.P.
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Explosive canine abortions caused by a rough strain of brucellla recognized as a biotype of Brucella suis have occurred in the beagle species in the United States since 1966. We have studied 3 kennels involving 1,080 dogs, and data are now available on the epidemiological, clinical, immunological, and pathological findings. We have encountered the disease in humans, and tetracycline therapy was highly effective. In the canine the disease is venereal in origin, resulting in sterility and abortions. The severity of the epidemics is emphasized by the high rate of abortions and failure to conceive and by the finding of 86%
Morisset R, Howe CW, Spink WW. Epidemic Canine Brucellosis: A Model for the Study of Chronic Infection.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;74:828. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-828_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):828.
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