8 signs of trichomoniasis

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Trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted pathogen associated with reduced fertility and abortions in cows. Leonard Eldridge, state veterinarian in Washington, says the signs of a trichomoniasis infection in a herd are:

Repeat breeding (due to temporary infertility).

Extended calving season (late calves).

Early abortion (too early to find fetus) (>50 percent).

Occasional late-term abortions (<5 percent).

High percent of open cows at pregnancy check (30 to 50 percent).

Pyometra (pus-filled uterus) in 1 to 5 percent of cows.

Reduction in number of calves born by 30 to 50 percent.

Less-uniform calf crops strung out over three to eight months.

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hafiz wasi    
Pakistan  |  May, 17, 2011 at 11:12 AM

very comprehensive sum up of practical experience

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