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Correlation of the presence of seminal white blood cells and the prevalence of separated spermatozoal heads with subclinical Brucella ovis infection in rams.
J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1986 Jul 01; 189(1):73-6.JA

Abstract

A breeding soundness evaluation was conducted on 824 Colorado range rams. These rams were determined to be free from epididymitis via testicular palpation. Semen evaluation included microscopic observation for the presence of WBC. Of the 824 rams, 15.5% failed the breeding soundness evaluation on the basis of the semen evaluation: 10.6% had WBC in the semen and 4.9% had poor sperm morphology. The prevalence of Brucella ovis isolation varied from 0% to 16.2% within flocks. The prevalence of subclinical B ovis infection was 10% in the control flocks. Brucella ovis was isolated from 71.9% of the rams that had WBC in their semen. From this study, it appeared that palpation and vaccination may be inadequate for control of ram epididymitis.

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Journal Article
Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

Language

eng

PubMed ID

3733506

Citation

Kimberling, C V., et al. "Correlation of the Presence of Seminal White Blood Cells and the Prevalence of Separated Spermatozoal Heads With Subclinical Brucella Ovis Infection in Rams." Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, vol. 189, no. 1, 1986, pp. 73-6.
Kimberling CV, Arnold KS, Schweitzer DJ, et al. Correlation of the presence of seminal white blood cells and the prevalence of separated spermatozoal heads with subclinical Brucella ovis infection in rams. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1986;189(1):73-6.
Kimberling, C. V., Arnold, K. S., Schweitzer, D. J., Jones, R. L., VonByern, H., & Lucas, M. (1986). Correlation of the presence of seminal white blood cells and the prevalence of separated spermatozoal heads with subclinical Brucella ovis infection in rams. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 189(1), 73-6.
Kimberling CV, et al. Correlation of the Presence of Seminal White Blood Cells and the Prevalence of Separated Spermatozoal Heads With Subclinical Brucella Ovis Infection in Rams. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 1986 Jul 1;189(1):73-6. PubMed PMID: 3733506.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Correlation of the presence of seminal white blood cells and the prevalence of separated spermatozoal heads with subclinical Brucella ovis infection in rams. AU - Kimberling,C V, AU - Arnold,K S, AU - Schweitzer,D J, AU - Jones,R L, AU - VonByern,H, AU - Lucas,M, PY - 1986/7/1/pubmed PY - 1986/7/1/medline PY - 1986/7/1/entrez SP - 73 EP - 6 JF - Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association JO - J. Am. Vet. Med. Assoc. VL - 189 IS - 1 N2 - A breeding soundness evaluation was conducted on 824 Colorado range rams. These rams were determined to be free from epididymitis via testicular palpation. Semen evaluation included microscopic observation for the presence of WBC. Of the 824 rams, 15.5% failed the breeding soundness evaluation on the basis of the semen evaluation: 10.6% had WBC in the semen and 4.9% had poor sperm morphology. The prevalence of Brucella ovis isolation varied from 0% to 16.2% within flocks. The prevalence of subclinical B ovis infection was 10% in the control flocks. Brucella ovis was isolated from 71.9% of the rams that had WBC in their semen. From this study, it appeared that palpation and vaccination may be inadequate for control of ram epididymitis. SN - 0003-1488 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/3733506/Correlation_of_the_presence_of_seminal_white_blood_cells_and_the_prevalence_of_separated_spermatozoal_heads_with_subclinical_Brucella_ovis_infection_in_rams_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -