Bovine venereal campylobacteriosis (vibriosis) in north east Scotland

Vet Rec. 1979 Sep 29;105(13):295-6. doi: 10.1136/vr.105.13.295.


Since January 1978 four outbreaks of bovine venereal campylobacteriosis, associated with Campylobacter fetus subspp fetus, have been investigated. The herds demonstrated a variety of presenting signs, and the outbreaks were confirmed by vaginal mucus agglutination tests and isolation of C fetus subspp fetus. A greater recovery of C fetus was achieved by reducing the oxygen tension in the atmosphere used for incubation to a greater extent than usual. Bradford's brucella agar was found to be a suitable selective media for C fetus.

MeSH terms

  • Abortion, Veterinary / microbiology
  • Agglutination Tests
  • Animals
  • Campylobacter Infections / diagnosis
  • Campylobacter Infections / microbiology
  • Campylobacter Infections / veterinary*
  • Campylobacter fetus / isolation & purification
  • Cattle
  • Cattle Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Cattle Diseases / microbiology
  • Culture Media
  • Female
  • Fetus / microbiology
  • Male
  • Pregnancy
  • Scotland
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / diagnosis
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / microbiology
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases / veterinary*
  • Vagina / microbiology


  • Culture Media