Serological, bacteriological and pathological changes in rams following different routes of exposure to Brucella ovis.Aust Vet J. 1986 Dec; 63(12):409-12.AV
Mature Merino rams were exposed to Brucella ovis by contact with infected semen, using either ewe transmission, intrapreputial, intranasal or intrarectal inoculation of infected semen or intrapreputial inoculation of B. ovis culture. Thirty-six of the 41 rams developed significant complement fixation (CF) test titres, but only 9 of these reactors showed clinical, bacteriological or pathological evidence of infection. Infection occurred in some of the rams from all groups. The results are discussed in relation to the transmission of the disease and the significance of CF titres in rams exposed to B. ovis.