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Archivos de medicina veterinaria

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BORIE, C.; CEPEDA, R.; VILLARROEL, M.  and  DE LOS REYES, M.. Description of reproductive characteristics of three Brucella canis seropositive dogs . Arch. med. vet. [online]. 2002, vol.34, n.1, pp.111-116. ISSN 0301-732X.  http://dx.doi.org/10.4067/S0301-732X2002000100012.

Seminal and histological reproductive characteristics in three Brucella canis seropositive dogs are described. Seminal volume and sperm morphology were altered and no sperm was seen in one dog. This agrees with histological findings where spermatozoid development was altered and eritrocites inside tubular lumen were seen indicating hemo-testicular barrier failure. These results confirm the negative impact of the disease on reproductive performance with subsequent infertility

Keywords : Brucella canis; Brucella canis; dogs; reproduction; orchitis; infertility.

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