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VIDEO: Bull Congress at Manitoba Ag Days

Taking a walk-through at the Bull Congress during Manitoba Ag Days in Brandon last week revealed an excellent variety of some of the breeding bulls on the Prairies. We took a moment to speak with some of the exhibitors in attendance to find out who they were and learn a little about their operations. Featured: […] Read more

Better tests for trich and vibrio

Research on the Record

Trichomoniasis (trich, or “trick”) and bovine genital campylobacteriosis (vibrio) are venereal diseases that cause early embryonic death, repeat breeding, large numbers of open cows at the end of the breeding season, an extended calving season, and enormous economic losses. The microbes that cause trich and vibrio live in the reproductive tracts of infected cattle, but […] Read more

Trichomoniasis is still a threat

Cases on the rise, but control programs, testing and good management practices help limit disease spread

Trichomoniasis, abbreviated “trich” and pronounced “trick,” is a highly contagious venereal disease that can result in large numbers of open cows. While it is certainly not a new disease threat, the prevalence has increased dramatically in recent years across the northern tier of the U.S. and gradually edged its way onto ranches in Canada. Venereal […] Read more