Ag Department Warns Of Cattle Infection

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Department of Agriculture is warning cattle owners to test their herds for an infection that causes death or abortion of calves.

State Veterinarian Keith Roehr says Bovine Trichomoniasis is a venereal disease in cattle that affects bulls.

Colorado regulations for the infection require all non-virgin bulls changing ownership or being transported into Colorado be tested.

Bulls on public land grazing permits or with grazing associations must also be tested.

The department says so far this year, there have been 10 positive cases in seven Colorado counties, including Baca, Bent, Conejos, Costilla, Custer, Las Animas, and Otero.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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