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Samples of 114 bovine fetuses and 10 calves in Brazil, which died in the perinatal period, were examined for detection of DNA. The most common detected agent was Brucella spp. in 17 samples (13.7%), followed by Leptospira spp. in 4 cases (3.2%), bovine herpesvirus (BHV) and bovine viral diarrhoea...

Cortez, A.; Castro, A. M. G.; Heinemann, M. B.; Soares, R. M.; Leite, R. C.; Scarcelli, E.; Genovez, M. E.; Alfieri, A. A.; Richtzenhain, L. J.
FEPMVZ - Editora, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Arquivo Brasileiro de Medicina Veterinária e Zootecnia, 2006, 58, 6, pp 1226-1228

Bovine semen samples were used to evaluate the efficacy of polymerase chain reaction (PCR), culture/isolation and serology in detecting Leptospira infection. Blood for serological examination and semen for bacterial culture and PCR were collected from 20 bulls at artificial insemination centres in...

Heinemann, M. B.; Garcia, J. F.; Nunes, C. M.; Morais, Z. M.; Gregori, F.; Cortez, A.; Vasconcellos, S. A.; Visintin, J. A.; Richtzenhain, L. J.
Australian Veterinary Journal, 1999, 77, 1, pp 32-34