Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety

Volume 6, Issue 4, December 2020, Pages 5–8

ISSN 2411-3174 (print version) ISSN 2411-0388 (online version)


Bolotin V. I. 1, Pikun O. Yu. 1, Marchenko N. V. 1, Kozhevnik I. Ya. 2, Rudova N. G. 1, Solodiankin O. S. 1, Stegniy B. T. 1, Gerilovych A. P. 1

1 National Scientific Center ‘Institute of Experimental and Clinical Veterinary Medicine’, Kharkiv, Ukraine, e-mail:

2 Veterinary Clinic ‘LapUsik’, Volnovakha, Donetsk Region, Ukraine

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Citation for print version: Bolotin, V. I., Pikun, O. Yu., Marchenko, N. V., Kozhevnik, I. Ya., Rudova, N. G., Solodiankin, O. S., Stegniy, B. T. and Gerilovych, A. P. (2020) ‘First report of Canine brucellosis in Ukraine: Pathogen isolation and characterization’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety, 6(4), pp. 5–8.

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Citation for online version: Bolotin, V. I., Pikun, O. Yu., Marchenko, N. V., Kozhevnik, I. Ya., Rudova, N. G., Solodiankin, O. S., Stegniy, B. T. and Gerilovych, A. P. (2020) ‘First report of Canine brucellosis in Ukraine: Pathogen isolation and characterization’, Journal for Veterinary Medicine, Biotechnology and Biosafety. [Online] 6(3), pp. 5–8. DOI: 10.36016/JVMBBS-2020-6-4-1.

Summary. For the first time in Ukraine we confirmed canine brucellosis caused by Brucella canis. The bacterium was isolated from testicles of three-year-old male Labrador retriever with orchitis and epididymitis. Initially blood serum sample was positive in cCFT, AGID and LFIA. In addition to the pathogen isolation and identification by biochemical test and PCR, the antimicrobial susceptibility test was performed that showed sensitive of B. canis to the commonly used antibiotics, which should be taken into account for the further therapy

Keywords: antibiotics, Bruce-ladder PCR, Brucella canis, orchitis, epididymitis, serology


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