Quantcast
Published On: Sat, Dec 7th, 2013

Colorado agriculture officials advise cattle owners to test for Bovine Trichomoniasis

With the recent confirmation of two positive trich locations in two Colorado counties: Park and Archuleta, The Colorado Department of Agriculture is reminding cattle owners to test their herd for Bovine Trichomoniasis.

cows

Image/Agricultural Research Service/USDA

So far this year there have been ten trich cases in six counties: Park, La Plata, Costilla, Las Animas, Otero, and Archuleta.

So what is Bovine Trichomoniasis?

Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease of cattle characterized primarily by early fetal death and infertility, resulting in extended calving intervals, according to the Merck Veterinary Manual.

The causative organism is the protozoa, Trichomonas foetus.

T. foetus is found in the genital tracts of cattle. When cows are bred naturally by an infected bull, 30–90% become infected.

The clinical findings from T. foetus infection are fertility problems, such as early embryonic death or abortion of the calf, and is asymptomatic in bulls, according to State Veterinarian, Dr. Keith Roehr.

Dr Roehr notes that testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection.   “Cattle owners should talk to their veterinarian to determine the best management practices for their herd,” Roehr states.

For more infectious disease news and information, visit and “like” the Infectious Disease News Facebook page

Looking for a job in health care? Check here to see what’s available

On the DISPATCH: Headlines  Local  Opinion

Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter

* indicates required
/ ( mm / dd ) [ALL INFO CONFIDENTIAL]

About the Author

- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

Tags
Displaying 1 Comments
Have Your Say
  1. National Influenza Vaccination Week: ‘It’s not too late to vaccinate!’ – The Global Dispatch | Hot Breaking News says:

    […] […]

Leave a comment

XHTML: You can use these html tags: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Sign up for our Weekly Newsletter



Recent Posts

How is a Car Accident Claim Filed? And Other Questions A Lawyer Can Answer

January 27, 2023, Comments Off on How is a Car Accident Claim Filed? And Other Questions A Lawyer Can Answer

The Best Uses for a Home Equity Loan

January 24, 2023, Comments Off on The Best Uses for a Home Equity Loan

Top 8 Reasons to Get an Outdoor Kitchen

January 22, 2023, Comments Off on Top 8 Reasons to Get an Outdoor Kitchen

How is a Christian Wedding Invite Different than a Secular Wedding Invite

January 16, 2023, Comments Off on How is a Christian Wedding Invite Different than a Secular Wedding Invite

Fun and Unusual Ways to Encourage Kids to Stay Healthy

January 12, 2023, Comments Off on Fun and Unusual Ways to Encourage Kids to Stay Healthy

Health Carousel Honors Dr Franklin Shaffer with the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award

January 12, 2023, Comments Off on Health Carousel Honors Dr Franklin Shaffer with the DAISY Lifetime Achievement Award

5 Reasons Why Truck Accident Claims Are More Complicated

January 10, 2023, Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Truck Accident Claims Are More Complicated
nft blockchain

What You Need to Know About NFTs as We Enter 2023

January 7, 2023, Comments Off on What You Need to Know About NFTs as We Enter 2023

Categories

Archives