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Published July 07, 2010, 09:22 AM

Bovine trichomoniasis limited to 5 Colorado counties

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The state veterinarian says he’s encouraged to see a low number of Colorado counties where cattle have tested positive for a disease that can cause fertility problems for cows.

LAKEWOOD, Colo. — The state veterinarian says he’s encouraged to see a low number of Colorado counties where cattle have tested positive for a disease that can cause fertility problems for cows.

The state Department of Agriculture said Tuesday that bovine trichomoniasis (trik-oh-moh-NIE-ah-sis) has been found in five Colorado counties so far this year. Those counties are Conejos, Crowley, Prowers, Rio Blanco and Saguache.

The venereal disease was found in cattle in nine Colorado counties last year, 17 counties in 2008 and 13 counties in 2007.

No facilities are under quarantine.

State Veterinarian Keith Roehr (roar) says efforts by agriculture officials and the livestock industry to test and monitor animals and educate producers seem to be working.

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