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Brucellosis in water buffaloes

Brucelose em bubalinos

ABSTRACT:

The domestication of water buffaloes (Bubalus bubalis) originated in India and China and spread throughout the world and represents an important source of food of high biological value. Given the importance and relevance of brucellosis for buffalo production, this article reviews the history, etiopathogenesis, epidemiology, clinical signs, anatomopathological findings, diagnosis and control of the disease, focusing on data from studies on water buffaloes performed in different countries and the Brazilian Amazon biome.

INDEX TERMS:
Brucellosis; water buffaloes; Bubalus bubalis; Brucella abortus; diagnosis; control; zoonosis

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