International Journal of Current Microbiology and Applied Sciences
ISSN: 2319-7706 Volume 2 Number 8 (2013) pp. 139-143 
Histological changes in canine placenta during acute brucellosis 
Rohit Srivastava1* , Sugat Sanyal2 , and Satadal Das2 
1Department of Biotechnology, Heritage Institute of Technology, Kolkata-700107 2Department of Laboratory, Peerless Hospital and B.K.Roy Research centre, Kolkata-700094 *Corresponding author e-mail: 
Brucellosis is a disease which is caused by Brucella sp. and generally affects animals and is transferrable to humans. This paper is a study about the changes seen in canine placenta when affected by acute brucellosis. Three Brucella suspected placental tissues from a single bitch were first confirmed for the presence of brucellosis and then grossed, processed by automated tissue processor, sectioned and stained by haematoxylin and eosin stain. The slides were then examined under a light microscope. Important changes were seen throughout the tissue particularly in blood vessels and all the three samples showed similar changes. Only a few studies have been made on histology of canine placenta in brucellosis thus these findings will help better understanding of brucella pathology. 
Brucellosis; canine placenta; haemotoxylin and eosin staining; blood vessel changes;