WVC 91st Annual Conference
Bovine trichomoniasis is a sexually transmitted cattle disease that can have a significant economic impact on cattle producers. The Texas Animal Health Commission, at the request of the Texas cattle industry, instituted a regulatory control program in 2010. The control program has centered on testing bulls changing ownership or possession. Leaving one infected animal in a herd can result in reemergence of severe disease and sound disease management is imperative. Samples must be submitted promptly to the laboratory and have a short turn-around time. Translational research to examine factors such as sample collection, handling, time in shipment, and evaluation of diagnostic tests will be discussed.