|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 fetus, Venerealis and Campylobacter fetus fetus. C. 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