Brucellosis is an infectious disease that occurs from contact with animals carrying Brucella bacteria. Brucella can infect cattle, goats, camels, dogs, and pigs. The bacteria can spread to humans if you come in contact with infected meat of the placenta of infected animals, or if you eat or drink unpasteurized milk or cheese.
The Colorado Department of Agriculture Animal Health Lab (CDAAHL) is the state laboratory with the Colorado Department of Agriculture. CDAAHL is the only lab in the state to offer official Brucellosis testing for B. abortus, B. melitensis, and B. suis. This testing would include any movement, including shows and change of ownership. CDAAHL is the only lab to offer 2-METT test for B. canis and the semen PCR for B. ovis. Visit the CDA Animal Health Lab to learn more.
Brucellosis in Livestock:
Brucellosis in Dogs: