The incidence of Brucella ovis in some Kenya flocks and its relationship to clinical lesions and semen quality.
Lauerman, LH Jr.
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Three flocks (all Romney Marsh) out of 13 were found to be infected, suggesting the disease had been introduced through sheep importations from New Zealand. A study of clinical lesions in the genital tract and of seminal quality made in these and in five of the uninfected flocks showed that Br. ovis infection is associated with a high incidence of epididymitis and orchitis, and a general deterioration in seminal quality with secondary morphological abnormalities of the spermatozoa being a prominent feature.