Writer: Jane Moorman, 505-249-0527, firstname.lastname@example.org
SOCORRO, N.M. - Bovine trichomoniasis is a disease in cattle that affects reproduction and prevents calves from being carried to full term. In recent years, the disease has become more prevalent in New Mexico.
New Mexico State University's county extension offices of Socorro, Sierra and Catron counties are hosting an education program on Tuesday, Aug. 17, in Socorro to help area cattle producers identify the disease and explain how to prevent it.
"Having bovine trichomoniasis in cattle equates to a loss in revenue for producers because their cattle are not giving birth to a live calf to be raised and ultimately to be sold," said. Tom Dean, Socorro County Extension agricultural agent. "We want the people who attend this program to gain knowledge about this disease and to learn what they need to do to maintain a disease-free herd and how to recognize the disease in their livestock so they can work toward having a disease-free herd."
John Wenzel, NMSU Extension, and Tim Hanosh, NMSU Southwest Border Food Safety and Defense Center, both veterinarians, and Sam Wilson, New Mexico Livestock Board, will present the program.
The program will be held at the Extension office in the Socorro County Annex Building, 198 Neel Ave., Socorro. Registration for the free event, which is co-sponsored by NMSU and New Mexico Farm and Livestock Bureau offices in Socorro, Sierra and Catron counties, begins at 2:30 p.m., with the program beginning at 3 p.m. A free meal will be provided. Participants are asked to RSVP to the Socorro Cooperative Extension Service office at 575-835-0610.
Sponsors of the event include Southwest Feed in Socorro, Mike Hudson Farm Bureau Financial Services, Paul's Veterinary Supply in Albuquerque and Roswell, and Boehringer & Ingelheim Pharmaceutical.
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