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What about the bull? A systematic review about the role of males in bovine infectious infertility within cattle herds

Investigation article published in Veterinary and Animal Science

January 4th, 2023

Numerous pathogens affect cow fertility. Nevertheless, little information has been published about microorganisms associated with cattle infertility focusing on bulls. The present review offers a current analysis and highlights potential key aspects on the relevance of bulls in the emergence of infertility problems of infectious origin within herds that are still not completely determined. The present systematic review was conducted using the PubMed, Web of Science, and Scopus databases on December 9, 2022. In total, 2,224 bibliographic records were reviewed and, according to strict inclusion criteria, 38 articles were selected from 1966 to 2022, from which we ranked more than 27 different microorganisms (fungi were not identified). The most cited pathogens were BoHV (described by 26.3% of the papers), Campylobacter fetus (23.7%), Tritrichomonas foetus (18.4%), and BVDV, Ureaplasma spp., and Mycoplasma spp. (10.5% each). Despite the general trend towards an increasing number of publications about bull-infertility problems, a number of pathogens potentially transmitted through both natural breeding and seminal doses given to females and associated with infertility within herds were not ranked in the study (e.g., Chlamydia spp.). This work highlights i) the need to clearly establish the role of certain microorganisms not traditionally associated with reproductive problems in bull infertility (e.g., Staphylococcus spp. or BoHV-4) and ii) the need to perform additional studies on breeding bulls to clarify their role in infertility problems within herds. This would allow monitoring for pathogens that have gone unnoticed and those that are fastidious to diagnose and/or potentially transmitted to females




Polo C., Garcia-Seco T., Diez-Guerrier A., Briones V., Dominguez L. and Perez-Sancho M..




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Participants:

Universidad ComplutenseServicio de Identificación y Caracterización Microbiana (ICM). Centro de Vigilancia Sanitaria Veterinaria (VISAVET). Universidad Complutense (UCM).

MAEVA SERVET, S.L.MAEVA SERVET, S.L..

Universidad ComplutenseDepartamento de Sanidad Animal. Facultad de Veterinaria. Universidad Complutense (UCM).







FACTOR YEAR Q
1.821 2021

PMID: 36647444

ISSN: 2451-943X



TITLE: What about the bull? A systematic review about the role of males in bovine infectious infertility within cattle herds


JOURNAL: Vet Anim Sci


NUMERACIÓN: 19:100284


AÑO: 2023


PUBLISHER: ‎Elsevier BV


AUTHORS: Polo C., Garcia-Seco T., Diez-Guerrier A., Briones V., Dominguez L. and Perez-Sancho M..


VISAVET PARTICIPANTS


First
Coral Polo Vaquero
2nd
Teresa García-Seco Romero
3rd
Alberto Antoine Díez Guerrier
4th
Víctor Briones Dieste
5th
Lucas Domínguez Rodríguez
Last
Marta Pérez Sancho

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vas.2023.100284


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Polo C., Garcia-Seco T., Diez-Guerrier A., Briones V., Dominguez L. and Perez-Sancho M. What about the bull? A systematic review about the role of males in bovine infectious infertility within cattle herds. Veterinary and Animal Science. 19:100284. 2023. (A). ISSN: 2451-943X. DOI: 10.1016/j.vas.2023.100284


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