Brucella ovis is an economically important cause of epididymitis, orchitis and impaired fertility in rams. Similar symptoms have been reported in male red deer in New Zealand. B. ovis is occasionally associated with abortion in ewes, and can cause increased perinatal mortality in lambs.
Iowa State University
Iowa State University Center for Food Security and Public Health, "Ovine Epididymitis: Brucella ovis" (2009). Center for Food Security and Public Health Technical Factsheets. 25.