Skip to main content
Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2012

The first case of Brucella canis in Sweden: background, case report and recommendations from a northern European perspective.

Holst BS, Löfqvist K, Ernholm L, Eld K, Cedersmyg M, Hallgren G


Infection with Brucella canis has been diagnosed in Sweden for the first time. It was diagnosed in a three-year-old breeding bitch with reproductive disturbances. Fifteen in-contact dogs were tested repeatedly and all of them were negative for B. canis. The source of infection could not be defined. The present article describes the case and the measures undertaken and gives a short review over B. canis. Recommendations on how to avoid the infection in non-endemic countries are given.

Published in

Acta Veterinaria Scandinavica
2012, volume: 54, number: 18, pages: 1-9

Authors' information

Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Clinical Sciences

UKÄ Subject classification

Clinical Science

Publication Identifiers


URI (permanent link to this page)