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NMSU experts to make presentations on cattle disease: trichomoniasis

Cattle experts from New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service will make presentations to ranchers and others April 26 on the cattle disease trichomoniasis.

Cow walking along road
Cattle walk along the shoulder of a rural road in the Sacramento Mountains of Otero County. Cattle health issues will be among the topics discussed Tuesday, April 26, at the Otero County Cattleman’s general meeting at Hitch-N-Post BBQ in Alamogordo. (NMSU photo by Darrell J. Pehr)

Trichomoniasis, a highly transmittable disease, can result in early fetal death and infertility, resulting in extended calving intervals.

Dr. John Wenzel, Extension veterinarian, and Sidney “Sid” Gordon, Extension agriculture agent in Otero County, will be joined by Dr. Warren Franklin of Ruidoso and other experts at a meeting of the Otero County Cattleman’s Association.

“Trichomoniasis is a disease that can be economically devastating in a short period of time, Gordon said. “Loss in calf crops can be 10 percent to 30 percent and as high as 50 percent.”

The meeting will be at 6 p.m. April 26, at Hitch-N-Post BBQ, 2930 N. White Sands Blvd., in Alamogordo. All are invited. A meal will be provided for the OCCA board and members at 5:30 p.m. Please call Gordon at 575-437-0231 if you plan to attend the dinner portion of the meeting. Those who would like to join the organization also are invited for the meal.

For more information, check the organization’s website at oterocountycattlemansassociation.com.