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State recommends testing for bovine trichomoniasis

Staff reports

The Colorado Department of Agriculture reminds cattle owners to test their herd for bovine trichomoniasis.

“Testing and monitoring herds for trichomoniasis is the best method of controlling this infection,” said Dr. Keith Roehr, the state veterinarian in a news release. “Cattle owners should talk to their veterinarian to determine the best management practices for their herd.”

So far this year, nine Colorado counties have had positive cases, including Conejos, Crowley, Fremont, Las Animas, Otero, Prowers, Rio Blanco, Saguache and Yuma.

A map detailing trichomoniasis sample submissions by county and the prevalence for trichomoniasis-positive counties may be found at http://www.colorado.gov/ag.