Animal Health & Disease Management




Scientific Name: Campylobacter fetus venerealis and Campylobacter fetus fetus
Common Names: Bovine campylobacteriosis, Genital vibriosis

Vibriosis is a bacterial venereal disease of cattle and sheep characterized primarily by early embryonic death, infertility, a protracted calving season and occasionally by abortion. It occurs worldwide. 

It is caused by bacteria called Campylobacter fetusVenerealis and Campylobacter fetus fetusC. fetus fetus was thought for many years to be primarily an intestinal organism but it has been found to be a significant cause of the classic infertility syndrome usually attributed to C. fetus venerealis

Vibriosis in sheep is evidenced by abortions in late pregnancy and still births. 

For more information read on Abortion and Stillbirth

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