Danilo Guedes Junqueira Júnior, St. Ceará, s/n, 2D-33, Uberlândia, MG, Brazil, 38400-902. Federal University of Uberlandia. Place where the work was carried out: Empresa Brasileira de Pesquisa Agropecuária.
Detection of Brucella spp. DNA in the semen of seronegative bulls by polymerase chain reaction
Article first published online: 6 JUN 2012
© 2012 Blackwell Verlag GmbH
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases
Volume 60, Issue 4, pages 376–377, August 2013
How to Cite
Junqueira Junior, D. G., Rosinha, G. M. S., Carvalho, C. E. G., Oliveira, C. E., Sanches, C. C. and Lima-Ribeiro, A. M. C. (2013), Detection of Brucella spp. DNA in the semen of seronegative bulls by polymerase chain reaction. Transboundary and Emerging Diseases, 60: 376–377. doi: 10.1111/j.1865-1682.2012.01347.x
- Issue published online: 9 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 6 JUN 2012
- Received for publication March 14, 2012
- seminal plasma;
Semen samples from 88 reproductively mature bulls were screened to detect the presence of Brucella spp. by polymerase chain reaction. Twenty-seven samples were found to be positive, underscoring the importance of researching brucellosis in males and the need for greater care in the selection of sperm-donating bulls for semen centres.