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1

______ causes abortion in cattle and undulant fever in humans

Brucella abortus

2

______ stimulates Brucella abortus growth

erythritol

3

______ bison in yellowstone/elk near the park are some of the last reservoirs of this organism

Brucella abortus

4

______ is edemic to the middle east in cattle, goats, horses and camels

Brucella abortus

5

______ and ______ are the two routes of infection of Brucella abortus

ingestion of contaiminated food/water

skin/mucous membrane penetration

6

T/F B. abortus localizes in the placenta of fetus in the cow causing abortion, in bulls is causes epididymitis and orchitis and leads to infertilty

True

7

______ is a sugar present in the placenta and testis

Erythritol

8

______ replaced Strain 19 vaccination in calves, because it is modified live it should not be given to bull calves

RB51

9

______ and ______ are the two tests for Brucella abortus

Card test- screening

Ring Test- test the milk

10

What are the 3 parts to State-Fed control program of B. abortus?

Blood test cattle,

Elimination of positives

Calf hood immunation

11

T/F Calves are less susceptible to Brucella abortus infection

True

12

______ is the cause of malta fever, human cases have occurred in mexican immigrants who have consumed unpasturized goat milk

Brucella melitensis

13

______ causes disease in goats similar to Brucella abortus in cattle, but goats have no or very mild clinical signs, disease usally not evident until humans become infected

Brucella melitensis

14

______ causes sterility, still born piglets, weak piglets, and focal abcessation of organs, infection of bone may lead to spondylosisor lameness

Brucella suis

15

______ is common in reindeer in Alaska and Canada

Brucella suis?- hand written in my notebook double check this

16

______ to detect Brucella suis can be used on a herd basis since swine do not respond w/ reliable humoral response

Agglutination test

17

______ is the cause of contagious epididymitis in rams, may cause abortion and decreased fertility in ewes

Brucella ovis

18

______ is required by Brucella ovis for growth

CO2

19

T/F Brucella ovis growth is stimualted by erythritol

False, it is not

20

______ and ______ are absent in B. ovis and B. canis, causing both species to be rough

A and M antigen

21

______ causes persistent bacteremia, generalized lymphandenitis, splenitis, embryonic deaths, and late term abortions in dogs

Brucella canis

22

T/F Brucella canis is not sexually transmitted

FALSE

23

______ is used to detect Brucella canis in dogs

RSAT- rapid slide agglutination test

24

______ and ______ are isolated from a number of marine mammals they apparently cause abortion in sim of the species

B. pinnipediae- seals, sealions, whales
and B. cetaceae0- whales